The Muslim Women's Alliance Scholarship is in honor of Aisha (RA), the greatest of women scholars. The purpose of this scholarship is to empower women, and to allow them to become self sufficient. 1. Female, High School graduate, entering into a two year or four year college 2. Female, currently enrolled in a two year or four year college 3. Female, entering into, or currently enrolled in a trade school. Eligible Students: 1. Muslim Female; must be at the age of 17 years or older, as of March 1, 2016 2. Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States, and a resident of Illinois. 3. Must be pursuing an Associate's degree, a first Bachelor's degree, or pursuing technical or vocational training at an accredited school. *Students who are graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2016, and/or those who will be pursuing a graduate degree are ineligible. 4. To be eligible to apply, the annual household income must not exceed the maximum for the household size.