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Each year MSP provides up to 2 scholarships of roughly $700 each to qualified undergraduates with academic programs focused primarily upon the Muslim world. These scholarships are designed to facilitate study and research about the Muslim world and to enhance students' linguistic competencies.

Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Scholarship for Muslim Studies

Call for nominations and applications

The Muslim Studies Program in International Studies and Programs will provide two scholarships of $700 each this year (2019-20) to undergraduates whose principal interest is in studying some facet of the Muslim world. The primary objective of the scholarship is to facilitate study and research about the Muslim world and to improve language competence. The scholarship may be availed in the Spring, Summer and/or Fall.

  • The recipient must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA at the time of the award of the scholarship.
  • Only MSU undergraduate students enrolled in approved accredited programs are eligible for the award, for example students in the Muslim Studies Minor.
  • Students in other university programs who are studying about or conducting research on the Muslim world or developing Arabic language competence in the U.S. or overseas are also eligible for the award contingent upon the fact that it is an approved accredited program.

Muslim Studies faculty may nominate students for the award. Students engaged in studying the Muslim world may also apply for the award directly.

All nominees and applicants must submit the following:

  1. A 300-word statement describing the nominee’s/applicant’s interest in the study of the Muslim world.
  2. A resume
  3. A grade transcript.
  4. A letter of support from at least one faculty member.

Please send scholarship nominations or applications with supporting material to Mohammad H. Khalil, Director of the Muslim Studies Program, at khalilmo(at) with a copy to firdaws(at) The deadline for the 2019-20 cycle is December 20, 2019.

2019 MSP Graduate Student Essay Award ($500)

This award recognizes an outstanding research paper by a current MSU graduate student whose studies focus on Muslims in any contexts and/or Muslim-majority communities/societies.  

Published or unpublished papers must have been written between March 2019 and the deadline, 31 March 2020.

Please submit papers by email attachment (15-25 pages with complete works cited) to Mohammad Khalil (khalilmo(at) and Mary Firdawsi (firdaws2(at)

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2020.