The Houtan Scholarship Foundation

The Houtan Scholarship Foundation (HSF) seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and have proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language, and civilization. Currently, one award of $3500 per year will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award is offered for a combined fall and spring semester. The application is acceptable if it is received no later than the 1st of June preceding the award year. Eligibility:-The applicant should have a working knowledge of Parsi and should demonstrate an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage, and literature-The applicant must presently be attending or anticipate attending an accredited graduate school-The applicant must have superior academic performance or a significant increase of academic performance over the course of his/her academic career-Financial need will be a factor in determining the scholarship recipientsWrite an essay, either in Parsi or English, about your goals relating to your education, career, and future plans. The essay must be 500-1000 words. Please submit the typed essay and attach it to the application form. If you choose to write the essay in Parsi, you may submit it in your own handwriting. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $3,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes