Peace Awards Program


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Each year, the El-Hibri Foundation offers three $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students significantly focused on advancing American Muslim inclusion. We believe that by supporting emerging leaders engaged in this work, we work toward fostering peace, understanding, and collaboration in communities across America.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2016 El-Hibri Scholarships!


Who is eligible?   

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens;
  • Demonstrate moral courage and a commitment to advancing American Muslim inclusion and understanding, which could include (but are not limited to):
    • Organizing events that promote pluralism and respect for diversity, 
    • Forming collaborative relationships to promote understanding across difference, 
    • Challenging bigotry and Islamophobia, and
    • Organizing an interfaith effort; 
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S.-based accredited university;
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Fulfill the application requirements below.

Students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance are especially encouraged to apply.


What are the application requirements?

All applications must include:

  • Three short essays describing your professional goals, what drew you to this work, and why it is meaningful to you (250 words max each);
  • A copy of your resume or CV; 
  • A copy of your university transcript(s);
  • A letter of reference from a professor or academic advisor who can speak to your leadership, character, and accomplishments on-campus; and
  • A letter of reference from a current or past job/internship supervisor or mentor who can speak to your leadership, character, and accomplishments off-campus.


When can I apply?

The El-Hibri Foundation is no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications were due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 2, 2016. Winners were announced at the El-Hibri Foundation Peace Awards Ceremony on October 27, 2016. Stay tuned for information about future opportunities.



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