“Identify, Develop, Connect Leaders by Investing in their Futures.” Today's youth are the future leaders of our community and should be the focus of our future planning. Every community must invest ample energy, resources, and money to support their youth and provide them with the necessary opportunities to become role models and leaders in tomorrow's society.
The Muslim Youth Leadership Awards (MYLA) was established in 2003 to assist and encourage future leaders to achieve excellence in their education while actively participating in community service activities. Applicants enrolled in a full-time law program or a full-time journalism program for the current academic year as well as students active in political activism in the past three years, earn bonus credits by completing a required essay question relevant to their course of study.
To be eligible for a general scholarship, an applicant must demonstrate financial need by determining eligibility based on the grid below. Please note that all applicants are eligible for an interest-free loan. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria below, you are free to select "Interest-free Loan" as award type on the application.
|Household size||Adjusted gross income not to exceed|
|For each additional family member||Add $5,00.00|
Applying for a general scholarship but based outside MN? Please fill out our Exception Request Form in order for MYLA's board to discuss your eligibility.
Finalists will be notified for an interview 6 weeks after application deadline. Review Committee will determine the need for additional documentation including but not limited to the following:
Once chosen for a MYLA scholarship, the recipient will be required to take part in a community service project or training within one year of receiving the scholarship. This project/training will be chosen by the MYLA board and will be a collective effort that includes all MYLA recipients while supervised by a MYLA board member.