Dollar-A-Day Scholarship Fund, Inc. (D.A.D.) is the nation’s leading Muslim scholarship and professional development program. It is a not-for-profit, fund established on the basis of three principles: scholarship, global leadership, and commitment to service. As one of the first Muslim scholarship funds in the country, D.A.D. has become a power-house of sorts, providing a gateway of resources for Muslim students which include scholarships, no-interest loans, internship stipends, and professional development opportunities which include networking and a mentorship program.
The cornerstone of our organization is the concept that individuals can support our mission with as little as a dollar a day, or approximately $30 per month and $365 per year.
To strengthen the community by advancing post-graduate education, professional development, leadership, and public service amongst Muslim students, and through education and professional development, increase the understanding among and between Islam and other cultures, religions and values.
Encourage Muslim students to pursue higher education and offset the cost of that higher education by providing scholarships.
Promote global citizenship and defray the cost of pursuing internship opportunities with international inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental policy based organizations or organizations based in majority-Muslim countries.
Strengthen the professional development of Muslim students by providing mentoring, networking and job placement services.
Become the primary vehicle for academic, financial, and professional development assistance to Muslim students across the United States.