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Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM) Award in USA, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for ICM) Scholarship for the upcoming academic year 2015-2016. Up to 8 Awards totaling $10,000.00 are available into two separate categories i.e. ICM Merit Awards and ICM Financial Need & Merit Awards. To be considered for the ICM scholarship, an applicant must be a full-time student registered for a degree program at an accredited college or university and be a Muslim and a legal resident of the state of Minnesota. The Awards are based upon academic achievement, financial need and service to the community. ICM ScholarshipThe application deadline is June 6th, 2015.

Study Subject(s): award is awarded in all the subjects.
Course Level: award is available for a degree program at an accredited college or university.
Scholarship Provider: Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM), USA
Award can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility: To be considered for the ICM scholarship, an applicant must:
-Be a full-time student registered for a degree program at an accredited college or university. Students in their senior year of high school, or at any level of college, may apply for the next academic year.
-Completely fill out this application form and submit all supporting documents by the officially notified deadline of June 6th, 2015.
-Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0).
-Submit at least two letters of recommendation. These letters should be written by people who are unrelated to the applicant and who have had the opportunity to assess and observe the candidate’s academic/work performance, community service, leadership contributions and/or personal character.
-Be a Muslim, and a legal resident of the state of Minnesota
-Not be a child or dependant of any member of the Scholarship Committee.

Open for International Students: Islamic Center of MinnesotaUS students (a legal resident of the state of Minnesota) can apply for this application .

Description:  The Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM) Scholarship Fund was endowed in 1992 with a vision to recognize and reward college students through annual Awards based upon academic achievement, financial need and service to the community. The Board at the ICM is pleased to announce the availability of 8 Awards– totaling $10,000.00 – for the upcoming academic year 2015-2016. These 8 awards are divided into two separate categories:
-ICM Merit Awards: For this category, financial aid positions will be awarded based primarily on academic achievement and service to the community. There are 4 Awards in this category.
-ICM Financial Need & Merit Awards: For this category, demonstrated financial need will be the primary judging criterion followed by academic excellence and community service. There are 4 Awards in this category as well.

Number of award(s): A total of 8 financial aid positions will be awarded by the ICM.

Duration of award(s): The studentships are awarded as a one time award.

What does it cover? ICM Board is offering $10,000.00 in scholarships for the academic year 2015/2016.

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used by the selection committee:
-GPA and Academic Excellence – Must submit an official transcript from the school/college/university attended showing completed course-work and grades.
-Demonstrated Financial Need – Must submit documents and financial information in order to establish financial need (for example, a certified copy of federal tax form 1040 for tax year 2014). Required only for applicants for the Financial Need + Merit-Based Awards.
-Community Service – Provide description of services rendered, personal references and supporting documents, covering a period of up to 2 previous years.
-Two Letters of Recommendations – Submit two letters or recommendation; one from a school teacher/instructor/professor and the other from an Islamic organization.
-Two Personal Essays – Submit two personal essays as outlined in the application form. The essays may be no longer than 2 pages each.
-ICM Membership – Provide proof of ICM membership. If you are an ICM member (Individual/Family) please provide your membership number.

Notification: Award notifications will be sent out on June 15th and award checks will be handed out during ICM’s Annual Ramadan Iftaar/Dinner on June 27th, Inshallah.

How to Apply: Application forms are available at the ICM office and may either be picked up in person or via email by sending a request to icm-at-islamiccentermn.org. You may also directly download the application form from the below link. Once the application is complete, please return to the ICM office by post.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 6th, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application