Scholarships for Muslim American Students


The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU), a non-profit and non-advocacy organization designed to bring people together, has announced 25 scholarships for Muslim American students through its Washington DC Internship Program.

A CFGU announcement states: We believe that the only way to bring people together is through educating everyone about different cultures, religions and their values… It is very important that these future leaders have a firsthand understanding, knowledge and experience of how our democracy works and functions…

1. Placement: Tailored toward students’ interest. We work with students of all majors. Past placements include the Department of the Treasury, The White House, Voice of America, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, American Civil Liberties Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Congressional offices, law firms, corporations, think tanks, lobbying firms, and many more!

2. Academic Credits: Students will take a seminar-style class for about 3 hours one evening per week. Students may get academic credit from their college or university.

3. Housing: We have housing arrangements in an apartment setting.

4. Financial Aid: 25 scholarships are available to qualified students for the summer of 2011. Students MUST COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION BY FEBRUARY 28, 2011 (deadline extended) to be eligible for the CFGU scholarships.

5. Public Affairs Series: Lectures and discussions with Muslim American Leaders from Congress, Business, Public Health and other fields. This year’s activities include visits to the State Department, USAID, USIP, Egyptian and Indonesian embassies and the White House.

6. Eligibility: Must be an American citizen and at least a College sophomore at an accredited college with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA. We encourage Muslim American students to visit our website for details regarding requirements, eligibility, cost, deadline etc.

Why Intern in Washington:

How to Apply:

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Internship Coordinator, Fatimeh, at 727-215-9128 or


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