DarusSalam Foundation is pleased to offer need-based scholarships for students who are enrolled in our Tanwir Intensive program.

These scholarships are funded by our generous donors and are dispersed to students who are zakat-eligible.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the Self-Certification Form
    • The attached Appendix within the form is intended to be used as an aid in determining the applicant’s eligibility to receive a need-based scholarship
    • Please use the Appendix to help determine whether  you meet the nisab (zakat qualifying threshold)
    • If you are below the nisab (zakat qualifying threshold), initial the applicable statements, sign the self certification (page 2 of the link above), and attach a copy of your drivers license.
  2. Sign the Scholarship Adminstration Consent Form
    • This form confirms that you consent DarusSalam Foundation to:
      1. Receive scholarship funds from the donor on your behalf
      2. Distribute, expend, and manage your scholarship funds on your behalf*
  3. Mail or Deliver the following to DarusSalam Foundation for review
    1. Page 2 of the Self-Certification Form (initialed, signed, and dated)
    2.  The Scholarship Funds Administration Consent Form (initialed, signed, and dated)
    3.  Page 1 of the applicant’s most recent 1040 US Tax Form or if a dependent their parent/guardian’s 1040 US Tax Form showing Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
    4.  A copy of the applicant’s driver license or a valid picture ID
  4. Submit the following electronic form (after mailing the application) to notify DarusSalam Foundation that you are applying for a scholarship

All scholarships applications must personally submitted or mailed to:

DarusSalam Foundation
21W525 North Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

*This means that the applicant will not receive the scholarship funds directly. Rather, DarusSalam Foundation will receive and use those funds to cover the cost of the applicant’s tuition as well as meal plans and living arrangements as necessary. This is to ensure that the scholarship is both received and dispersed as intended.  

If you have any questions regarding this process, please call 630.360.2373 or email office@dsfnd.org