Financial Aid

Zakat

Zakat funds collected by MTFA are distributed under the Fakir, Miskin and Riqab asnafs to poor and needy Muslims, their children and orphans who are not residents of Darul Ihsan Orphanage. The diagram below shows the distribution of our Zakat asnaf: Asnaf

Bi-Monthly Disbursement

We organize bi-monthly Zakat distribution through monetary and food items disbursements. Fidyah funds are distributed in the form of food packages. Food packages are customized to suit the dietary needs of the chronically ill and elderly recipients.

MTFA Scholarship & Bursary

MTFA aims to provide financial assistance to Muslim students from lower-income families. Singapore citizens or permanent residents, pursuing full-time post-secondary education in Institutes of Higher Learning are welcome to apply.

In 2016, MTFA awarded $252,000 worth of bursaries to 230 tertiary students; $160,000 from Zakat funds and $92,000 from MTFA funds. MTFA also awarded $66,000 worth of Scholarships to 10 outstanding Muslim Tertiary students, which was more then double the 2015 total Scholarship Awards.

The MTFA Founders’ Scholarship is for Muslims who are pursuing full-time studies in institutes of higher learning, from all educational fields. MTFA is looking for applicants who display high intellectual capacity, strong personal drive and possess leadership qualities.

The MTFA Bursary is for needy full-time Muslim students from lower-income families who wish to pursue a course of study in institutes of higher learning.

The applicants for both the MTFA Founders’ Scholarship & Bursary Award must be either a Singaporean Citizen or a Permanent Resident.

The application period for the 2017 MTFA Founders’ Scholarship & Bursary Award will be announced in the first half of 2017.

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