Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Malcolm X Vanguards of Justice Scholarship


Walking in the Footsteps of Malcolm X

Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research created the Malcolm X Vanguards of Justice Scholarship to recognize members that have made outstanding contributions to their local community through service initiatives inspired by the legacy of a champion of social justice: Al Hajj Malik Shabbaz.

The honoree selected should serve as a role model for compassion and strive to establish social justice, work for positive change in the community, and make the world a better place by contributing expertise where it is needed locally.

Scholarship Requirements
1. Be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies or a graduate that has student debt
2. 3.0 GPA or above (recommended)
3. US Citizen or permanent resident of the US, working towards permanent residency, or on DACA status
4. Must display commitment to community service and social justice
5. Open to all majors, but preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an academic career or a career in the non-profit sector, serving social justice issues

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Meet our Scholarship Recipients! 

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

This scholarship is being administered in partnership with A Continuous Charity Foundation.

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