How to Apply
- You must use the Electronic Scholarship Form above to submit your application.
- Applications submitted through email or hard copies will not be accepted.
- SAT score is not required but extra points can be earned if applicants provide a copy of their SAT score.
- Copy of High School transcripts (final, or up to the last quarter).
- Letter from counselor stating you are graduating in 2022-2023.
- An essay stating your current education standing, along with scholastic and career goals. Your essay will be graded based on how well students answer the following three questions. Your essay must be a minimum of 450 words.
- List any one or two exceptional academic/scholastic achievements that you feel proud of and why?
- What are the two most important goals in your life and how do you think this scholarship award will help you achieve these goals.
- Describe your participation in any community service projects. How have these projects benefited the community?
- Must be part of the Shia Ithna-Ashari Community of Greater Houston.
Current High School Students
- All High School seniors graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2023 are eligible to apply.
- All College Freshman graduated in Spring/Summer of 2023 are eligible to apply (if not previously applied).
- All students who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply by the May 05, 2023 deadline.
- The community will be notified via email of the following:
- On March 26, 2023, for the opening of the application period.
- Reminder in the month March and April for the application period.
- On May 05, 2023, for the expiration of the application period and beginning of the application review period.
- Awardee’s names in the month of July 2023 (Tentative)
- Following documents are not the requirement but will showcase the applicant’s strength in different areas of his/her educational life:
- Recommendation letter from a school teacher, coach, or Principal.
- Recommendation letter from a Sunday School teacher or Principal.
- Recommendation letter from sports, debate, or any extracurricular activity coach.
- Portfolio showcasing participation in the different activities other than the major area of study.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your scholarships need-based or merit-based scholarships?
It is both.
Can I use the same essay responses from my college admission application?
Yes, If your college application essay adequately answers the questions listed in the requirement section above.
Still, have Questions?