Grow A Scholar

The Vision of Respect Graduate School is to serve society by educating men and women for scholarship, especially in Islamic Studies, and for leadership in Muslim communities and for society in general, developing knowledge and putting it into practice with excellence in the nation and the world. For this vision, RGS offers a Master’s of Arts Degree in Islamic Studies and admits students who dedicate their time, energy and hope to their field. In regard to that RGS promises to support them both academically and financially.

Our students are growing in terms of the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of their lives as well as dedication to be of service in our nation and in the world. We invite individuals and institutions to be partners in their growth. RGS has established several opportunities that may gain your support. We anticipate that other means will develop in the future. Adequate financial assistance will enable the students to focus on their studies and researches without undue financial concern in their heart and mind so that they will not be burdened by student debt when they graduate and embark on their careers.

Respect Graduate School does not receive any state or federal funds. All financial aid plans are made available through community supports and mainly come from zakat money.
Every year, the following scholarship plans will be open to full-time degree students of the Master of Arts in Islamic Studies Program (MAIS). The plans are merit-based and the decision for the applications will be made prior to each Fall Semester.

Abu Hanifa Scholarship:
One full-time student at RGS will be awarded an Abu Hanifa Scholarship. This scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month until graduation, for up to 21 months.

Hasan Basri Scholarship:
Two full-time students at RGS will be awarded a Hasan Basri Scolarship. This scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month until graduation, for up to 16 months. Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to work 20 hours per week during the academic year as an assistant.

Scholarship plans are merit base forms of financial aid.

Besides these two financial aid forms, RGS gives tuition waiver or discounts based on available funds and student need.
RGS encourages interested persons to express their support for RGS’ vision and mission by cultivating and encouraging the growth of its students though these and future forms of financial support.

Potential donors to these programs and the overall support of RGS are encouraged to visit us at our campus.