Muhammad Ali Scholarship Fund for Spiritual Leadership

Be part of launching the first graduate scholarship in honor of the people's champion Muhammad Ali!

Claremont, CA Education

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Join in launching the Muhammad Ali Scholarship Fund for Spiritual Leadership!

Donate at any level and be counted among the initiators of this historic scholarship fund!

Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, with the support of the Ali family, is excited to announce the launch of the Muhammad Ali Scholarship Fund for Spiritual Leadership. A scholarship of $40,000 will fully cover the two-year graduate education of one rising leader in our M.A. in Islamic Studies & Leadership or M.A. in Islamic Education accredited programs.

You Can Make the First
of 20 Scholarships Possible

Float like a butterfly
Sting like a bee
Imagine a Muhammad Ali Scholar
in every community!

Our overall goal is to raise $800,000 to provide full scholarships to 20 leaders who work in underserved Muslim communities around the country.

This LaunchGood campaign is an invitation to the Muslim American community nationwide from all backgrounds to join in funding the very first of these scholarships. Your support will help produce transformative and impactful leaders who will help bring their communities to a position of excellence.

Donors at all levels will receive acknowledgement as part of a historic group of supporters that initiated this scholarship.

Our Vision

The people’s Champion once said, “My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.” At Bayan Claremont, our educational vision for “a world that understands Islamic values in a modern context” involves the cultivation of rising leaders who are firmly in touch with their own faith, identity, and community, echoing Muhammad Ali’s groundedness and dedication to the betterment of others.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Scholars Program will support up to 20 scholarships, starting with the Fall 2017 entering cohort of recipients. Applicants will have demonstrated academic merit, financial need, community service/leadership experiences, and a vision for their future endeavors.

How You Can Help

  • Be among the donors to this unique cause!
  • Help spread the word to family, friends and associates. Everyone loves Muhammad Ali!
  • Direct prospective applicants (imams, community organizers, activists, and undergraduates) to Bayan staff for further information about the application process.

Higher Education at Bayan

Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School
(a division of Claremont School of Theology)

Bayan Online

$10 USD

Chip in for baraka (blessings)!

May God bless you for being part of this effort.

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$25 USD

Bayan refrigerator magnet and pen

Show your support for Bayan Claremont with a nifty magnet & pen set.

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$50 USD

Bayan coffee mug (8 oz)

Coffee is a staple for our graduate students. Now you too can add a Bayan Claremont ceramic mug to your collection.

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$100 USD

Bayan coffee tumbler (16 oz)

When 8 ounces simply won't do. Enjoy your favorite brew in a durable 16-oz Bayan Claremont tumbler with lid. Perfect for signaling your coffee snob status.

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$500 USD

FREE lifetime access to "Islam in Blackamerica" online course

Wish you could take a full-length course with Dr. Sherman Jackson? We've made his Fall 2016 course at Bayan Claremont, featuring inspiring lectures and readings, accessible in a self-paced online format at Bayan Online. (standard price for this course is $75). You'll receive a special Coupon Code to redeem for this course, and your access to this course will never expire.

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$1000 USD

1-year subscription to Bayan Online All-Access Pass

Bayan Online is where you can access lectures, slides, readings and handouts from our graduate courses and other programs. As a community member, you can benefit from the same content as our graduate students. Our library of available courses is growing all the time, and the All-Access Pass affords you access to - you guessed it - all our online offerings! You'll receive a special Coupon Code for a full year of access.

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$2500 USD

1 FREE on-campus course plus 1-year Bayan Online All-Access Pass

Bayan Claremont offers face-to-face courses in a special intensive format featuring world-class faculty. Each course has only 6 consecutive days of class meetings on campus. Various courses are offered during the Fall, Spring, Summer or Winter terms. You can redeem your Coupon Code for any course of your choice in the upcoming semesters. (standard community member registration fee is $1,000/course).

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