Scholarships

Funding for religious liberty courses

Travel Scholarships: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Semesters

The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF) is offering Travel Scholarships for students to attend the “Washington DC Immersion” as part of the Religious Freedom Center’s semester-long courses that blend online learning with a three-day conference at the Newseum. The immersions will take place at the Newseum in Washington, DC from October 16-19 for the Fall 2017 semester and from March 19-21 for the Spring 2018 semester.

HOW THIS WORKS
  • Step 1: Apply to become a student at the Religious Freedom Center (tuition scholarships are also available).
  • Step 2: After being accepted by the Religious Freedom Center, apply for a CIRF Travel Scholarship.
  • Step 3: CIRF travel scholarship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to get a scholarship.
  • Step 4: Successfully complete the course, including participation in the 3-day Immersion in Washington, DC, and CIRF will reimburse up to $500 of transportation and/or lodging expenses upon submission of receipts.
ELIGIBILITY
  1. Applied and accepted by the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.
  2. Enrolled in REL100, REL200, REL300, REL400, REL500, EDU100, EDU200-A, and EDU200-B at the Newseum Religious Freedom Center. Click here for the course catalog.
  3. Studying Islam and/or work with Islam-related organizations.

These CIRF Travel Scholarships are made possible by a grant from Templeton Religion Trust.


Tuition Scholarships: Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Semesters

All students newly admitted to the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 semesters will be considered for merit-based scholarships. The award will be for either a 25% or 50% tuition scholarship for one course, taken for either credit or non-credit. Students admitted into the five-course certificate or degree program offered by a partner school are eligible for a maximum scholarship of $2,375 (a 50% scholarship, equivalent of $475 for per courses). The full cost of the for-credit courses is determined by partner schools.

Note: Only Early Decision applicants will be considered for scholarships.
  • Early Decision applications for the Fall 2017 semester are due March 31, 2017ifyc
  • Early Decision application for the Spring 2018 semester are due November 1, 2017
Interfaith Youth Core Alumni
  • We are pleased to announce that graduates of the Interfaith Youth Core are eligible for a 100% tuition scholarship, for up to 2 courses (a value of $1,900).

Contact Sabrina E. Dent, director of admissions and recruitment, for more details about any of the information listed above.


Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 Semesters

Thanks to a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, students admitted to the Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 semesters were eligible for partial or full tuition scholarships. Applicants were considered for either a 50% or 100% tuition scholarship for one course, taken for either credit or non-credit. Students admitted into the five-course certificate or degree program offered by a partner school were eligible for a maximum scholarship of $4,750 (an equivalent of $950 for per courses). The full cost of the for-credit courses was determined by partner schools.


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