Scholarships & Grants For the well-being of divorced and widowed Muslim women in the United States.


Ikram is the foundation for empowerment of Muslim women. We recognize the unique struggles of Muslim women in the United States. 100% of online donations are zakat eligible, tax deductible, and directly fund clients’ education.


Income security

Income Security

We are increasing earning capacity by helping women further their education.
Community support

Community Support

Building community around our students to support, encourage and empower them to keep going.
Sense of worthiness

Sense of worthiness and purpose

Getting an education and working towards a goal is something that brings purpose and self-worth and that is the power of giving women access to education.

Mentoring and paying it forward

Investing in our clients is creating a ripple effect in having our clients graduate and then come back and mentor and lead initiatives that give back.

The Iman Al-Shingieti Scholarship Program

Iman was one of the founders and the first executive director of Ikram Foundation. The Iman Al-Shingiethi Scholarship is a reminder of our organization’s roots and what we strive to accomplish. Iman passed away suddenly in February of 2015, and left us with an revolutionary organization that is Ikram. Ikram Foundation established the Iman Al Shingieti Scholarship Fund to commemorate her dedication and hard work. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Iman was known for her activism and her dedication to advancing the rights of Muslim women. She energetically adopted the vision that Ikram Foundation could be a source of support for divorced and widowed Muslim women to help them recreate their lives and increase their earning potential.
Iman was in her 60’s when she fist graduated from George Mason University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She laid the foundation for our work and we are honored to uphold her legacy through this scholarship.
Education, Scholarships & Grants


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