Scholarship Announcement Fall 2017


Scholarship Announcement:

Alhamdulilah, Ruya Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship for a qualified Aalim/Mufti for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 semester. This scholarship will be initially awarded for one year and will be renewed for up to four years if sufficient funds are available and if a candidate meets the minimum academic standards required by Ruya Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to obtain a BS, MS or a PhD degree in one of the approved majors.


You qualify for scholarships if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have an Aalim or Mufti or equivalent degree from a recognized Islamic school, OR
  • Enrolled in an Islamic school to complete an Aalim or Mufti degree.
  • Fulfill requirements for admission to a University/College with four-year degree programs, OR
  • Is enrolled in a four year University/College for a BS, MS or a PhD program.
  • Be a US Citizen

Application Form:

You can download the application form by clicking to the following link:



You would need to provide the following documents along with your application:

  • Three essays (Please see below for the topics)
  • Three references.
  • Transcripts and degrees from all schools (Religious or other) attended.
  • Your choice of major. Major must be one of the approved majors.

Essay Topics

Please write essays on one of the following topics,

  • After completion of your degree, how would you contribute to fulfill the vision of Ruya and use your degree to give back to the community? (Minimum 1000 words)
  • Tell us two of the most intellectually challenging problems faced by Muslim youth today? (Minimum 1000 words)
  • What do you think about how the Muslim renaissance can happen. (Minimum 1000 words)
  • What would be your approach to eradicate Extremism from Muslim societies.(Minimum 1000 words)

Application Deadline:

  • Application deadline: September 30, 2017

Please fill the form and mail it to,

Ruya Foundation

P.O. Box 2241

Fremont, CA 94536