Deah-Yusor-Razan Scholarship Fund

In collaboration with the Barakat and Abu-Salha family, The Deah Yusor Razan Scholarship Endowment Fund offered by Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) will provide scholarship support to students who demonstrate the same values of personal excellence and social service of the three heroes to which this fund is dedicated.

In addition, the fund will support  students who are aimed to strengthen Muslim representation in media and politics to address the misunderstandings about Muslims and Islam

For those who have felt the pain of the loss of our dear young community members, this is a chance to make a constructive difference that will truly honor their memory and continue the good work to which they dedicated their lives.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un

The three young Muslims were the ultimate examples of socially responsible youth. Students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Deah, 23, was training to become a dentist and was actively serving his community from working with the MSA to feeding the homeless. Yusor, 21, was on track to join him in the fall in dentistry school, while her teenage sister Razan, 19, was studying to become an architect.

Aside from their active participation and giving to the community, the trio had donated a lot of their time abroad helping those in need in places like those affected by conflict in Palestine and Syria. All three were well known in the community for their loving demeanor and generosity. They served as role models to the youth of the local community. The lives of these three beautiful souls were taken viciously in an act of execution-style hate crime.

In these dark times when we are searching for answers and wrestling with what to do, it is important to celebrate the lives of these fallen heroes and build upon their legacy of personal excellence and public service.In their honor, The Deah Yusor Razan Endowment Fund has been created by the Islamic Scholarship Fund to provide annual scholarships for three students who uphold the same values of achievement and service and pursuit of the ISF goals. 

Donate and help us create this fund with the goal to award three scholarships every year in the memory of Deah, Yusof and Razan.

Our community has the power to extinguish the darkness of this hate by making the light of their souls burn ever brighter.

Who We Are & What We Do

The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity whose mission is to address the problem that Muslim Americans are underrepresented in the fields and occupations that make public policy and influence public opinion. 

Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and better understanding of Islam and Muslims.
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Berkeley CA 94704

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