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the majeed family TRUST SCHOLARSHIP at bayan


In 2021, Dr. Muhammad and Riaz Majeed, community members in Southern California who have been involved as leaders and supporters of various Islamic Centers and organizations over the past several decades, established the Majeed Family Trust Scholarship Fund at Bayan. The scholarship draws from endowed funds provided by Dr. & Mrs. Majeed to support multiple students each year who are developing their capacities as imams and religious leaders for the American Muslim community.


By joining Dr. & Mrs. Majeed with your contribution to the Fund, the endowed scholarship can continue to grow, enabling Bayan to support more students with full and partial scholarships, and enhance the beneficial impact for Muslim communities nationwide.

Award Amount

Funds are disbursed incrementally to cover a portion of student's tuition for coursework during each semester at Bayan/CTS until completion of:

  • 48 units of the 2-year MA degree (Varies)

  • 75 units of the 3-year MDiv degree (Varies)

Initial Eligibility

  • Student has been granted admission to Bayan at Chicago Theological Seminary

  • Student is a citizen/legal resident of the United States of America

Application Requirements

  • Academic merit (entering cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above*) 

  • Personal vision statement (500 words)

  • Professional growth plan (500 words)

  • Résumé (upload as attachment)

  • 1 letter of recommendation of applicant’s choice (upload as attachment)

Deadline to Apply for Admission and Scholarship Consideration 

  • For Fall term start: July 15

  • For Spring term start: December 1

Maintaining Eligibility 

  • Maintain continuous enrollment (per school’s policies)

  • Maintain 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

*  Each applicant is evaluated based on overall qualifications and extenuating circumstances may be taken into consideration. In general, a Bachelor’s degree is required for admission, but an exemption may be granted in certain cases.

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