Muhammad Ali Scholarship Fund for Spiritual Leadership

Be Part of Launching the First and Only Graduate Scholarship in Honor of the People's Champion Muhammad Ali!

Claremont, CA Education

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Help Provide Graduate Scholarships to Leaders Who Work in Under-Served Muslim Communities Around the World.

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.  

Bayan has started to receive applications and we will be making our decision soon.  But your help is still needed as we would like to be able to give away full scholarship.  We are getting closer to the goal due to your contributions.

Scholarship Information

  • Individually valued at $40,000
  • Fully covers a two-year graduate education in Bayan’s accredited programs for either M.A in Islamic Studies & Leadership or M. A. in Islamic Education

Why Do We Need to Educate Our Leaders?

  • Over 56% of US Mosques don't have a full-time Imam.
  • 93% of US imams were born, raised and educated abroad, and many lack the skills needed to effectively engage the diverse American-Muslim Community.
  • In addition to Imams, mosques and communities need leaders with the appropriate educational.
  • Leaders and qualified spokespersons are needed to deal with media and represent Islam properly to the society at large.

Who Are Potential Bayan Students?

  • Imams
  • Community Organizers
  • Activists
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Academics
  • Chaplains
  • Non-Profit Leaders
  • Educators
  • Youth & Family Counselors

Scholarship Eligibility

The Scholars Program will support students starting with the Fall 2017 entering cohort of recipients.

  • Applicants will have demonstrated academic merit
  • Financial need, community service/leadership experiences
  • A vision for their future endeavors

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

We Need Your Support!

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.

  • 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.

Your support will help produce transformative and impactful leaders who will help bring their communities to a position of excellence.

Our Vision

"A World That Understands Islamic Values in a Modern Context."

About Bayan Claremont

Bayan Claremont, founded in 2011 with the support of the Islamic Center of Southern California, is an independent non-profit entity that currently operates as a division of the Claremont School of Theology. Bayan is part of an interreligious consortium involving partner institutions representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and other faith traditions.

Learn More About Bayan Claremont

Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School
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Chip in for baraka (blessings)!

May God bless you for being part of this effort.

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Bayan coffee mug (8 oz)

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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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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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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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