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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: FEF, Inc., is a non-profit educational foundation supporting education for Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The awards are distributed on a need/merit basis up to $3,500 a year for post-secondary education.

Geographic areas served: United States

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Maryam Atassi

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a recipient of a Fadel educational grant from 2011 to 2014, and I used it to pay for my undergraduate degree. This organization is a key component to my healthy financial circumstances. The grants I received for college, including the Fadel grant, allowed me to pursue my education without taking out loans that are loaded with usary. I felt empowered to continue living debt-free, and so I decided to work for two years before entering graduate school. I will start my graduate program next month, and I plan to use my savings from the past two years to pay for it.

Jazak Allah Khair for helping young Muslims like me stay financially healthy and on a straight path. May Allah reward you immensely.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was my first year post bachelors where I needed to take classes but due to financial problems I hesitated! Fadel foundation has helped me since October 2011 with aiding my classes needs and blessing me with financial aid. I will pray to Allah that it blesses all the board member of this organization and Ayman Fadel who keeps his checklist and provides adequate help when needed with application process.

mfunmilayo

Client Served

Rating: 4

Apart from last year, I have been receiving free educational grants from Fadel Foundation since 2001, maa shaa Allaah tabaraka Allaah.

A piece of advice to those who give up because they were not happy with the service:

Keep on trying. I know how tough it could be. Sometimes, I also get tough responses but I stay positive because I focus on the 'big apple' and I don't sweat the small stuff. I know i cannot afford graduate studies with my part-time job. So, I believe that Fadel Foundation is one of the ni'mahs of Allaah.

Don't give up trying. Stay away from interest-based loans and support Muslim based educational foundations no matter what.

May Allaah ease our affairs for us all and lighten our burdens in this life and the next, aameen.

Umm Abdur-Rahman

Client Served

Rating: 4

As salaamu alaikum,

I don't remember how I came upon the Fadel Foundation. I've filled out so many scholarships over the past 2 years and have been rejected by all expect FEF. Masha Allah :) The brother is really helpful and will make the time to help you out if you have read the instructions/FAQ and you're really trying. I plan to reapply for the 2014-2015 school year, Insha Allah.

~Happy Muslimah

Client Served

Rating: 1

I was in the process of applying for this scholarship and had a few questions so I decided to email the secretary to get more information. Below is the response I received. As a Muslim, being treated by another Muslim like this really broke my heart.
______________________________________________
Secretary Fadel Educational Foundation

1:56 PM (2 hours ago)

to me
The application notes I must submit official transcripts. If I have scanned copies of my transcripts, is it ok to just submit them along with my application instead of having the institutions send them to you directly? It will save cost that way.

these are all answered in the instructions. if you don't want to follow them, don't apply.
>
> Similar question for GRE scores, is it ok if I print out my scores instead of having the institution mail them directly?
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> read the instructions. there's no requirement for official documents on these scores.

don't ask me questions again until you read the instructions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attend the George Washington University....aka I need roughly a quarter of a million dollars for my undergraduate degree. AKA: THANK ALLAH FOR THE FADEL SCHOLARSHIP! It's such a blessing to recieve the help from fellow muslims. I will be forever grateful for this scholarship! Insha'Allah I will donate once I become a dentist. Much love Fadel.

Zahrah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm currently an undergraduate student at an expensive liberal arts university (full cost: $65,000/year). FADEL, Alhamdulillah, has been incredibly helpful. Since I first applied two years ago in my senior year of high school, they have been every generous in their awards. I'm very thankful. Thank you FADEL.

2 Bilal

Client Served

Rating: 5

I worked in a state prison as a chaplain. My education was limited with my undergraduate degree in criminal justice. FEF provided significant funding that allowed me to complete 72 graduate credits in Islamic Chaplaincy. These specific advanced graduate studies are what is required for federal governmental employment. Other funding sources should consider matching FEF so that more qualified Muslim chaplains can be educated. My constructive feedback would be only that I hope more funding comes to FEF to help more students like myself help those incarcerated.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since that time, I have wanted to relay to the organization what a benefit they are to the public in encouraging educational goals and promoting higher education for everyone. I hope to one day be able to give back to the group.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alsalamu Alaykum, I was a single divorced mother raising a son without any child support and working full time making 1,500 monthly when I began to work on my masters degree. Thanks to Allah for Ayman Fadel's organization that made it possible for me to complete my degree and secure a better life for myself and my son. Hussnia

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As salaamu alaykum! Each time I remember the Fadel Foundation, I become so emotional and I start pouring down duas (prayers)for them. It was in the year 1999, when I returned to the United States to continue my studies in the health field. Then by the qadar (destiny) of Allaah, I stumbled upon the Fadel Foundation website, and got hooked up with the application process. My actual studies as an undergrad started in summer of 2001, and throughout my undergrad studies from 2001 to 2006, I was a recipient of the Fadel Foundation grants. Alhamdulilaah. I also introduced my sibs, husband, and friends. Those that applied received the grants as well. Last year, on my quest to begin graduate school, I contacted the foundation to inquire about grants for graduate studies. I was so delighted to hear their positive feedback. In short, I have been a recipient for the past nine years, alhamdulilaah.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

The FEF helped me with my medical school tuition 10 years ago. It made a huge difference to me and helped me achieve my goal of becoming a doctor. I found the FEF to be very organized & professional. I hope they continue to serve their great mission for many years to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ten years ago I was a beneficiary of FEF. This grant helps me a lot. I found this organization to be professional and honest. I wish the best for them in the future work. Fadel Foundation thanks you so much. Allah reword you inshAllah on both worlds. Sincerely, Haris Hojkuric

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a beneficiary of FEF for a couple of years. I found them to be highly professional. fair and honest in their selection of recipients. Ayman Fadel, the CEO, is polite and will go the distance to help someone who is trying to be accepted. The pay the grant in a timely manner and I've never had a problem with them paying it to the school. I only wish they were able to fund for graduate work, since it is one of the best educational foundation around.

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ayman 12/08/2010

Ayman Fadel is a board member and functions as the Secretary. The foundation does fund graduate school.