Houtan Foundation offers funding for Iranian and International students in USA. Currently, one award of $3500 per year will be given towards a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award is offered for a combined fall and spring semester. The Houtan Foundation has a strong interest in each of these students’ achievements throughout the scholarship period and beyond, as the foundation’s goal is to participate in each student’s success. The application deadline is June 1, 2014.
Study Subject (s): Scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the US Institutions.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Houtan Foundation, USA
Award can be taken at: USA
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 recipients.
Open for International Students: Iranian and International Students can apply for these endowments.
Description: Iran, which was once the birthplace of the Persian Empire – the largest empire in the world – undoubtedly has one of the richest histories and cultures in the entire world. In an attempt to spread the word of the abundant Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins – Iranian and non-Iranian – those who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society where they reside. The Houtan Foundation has a strong interest in each of these students’ achievements throughout the scholarship period and beyond, as the foundation’s goal is to participate in each student’s success.
Number of award(s): One Scholarship will be offered.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Currently, one award of $3500 per year will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award will be offered for a combined fall and spring semester.
Selection criteria: The recipient will be selected from the pool of finalists based on submitted documents, the interview, and financial need; the recipient will be notified by mail or email.
Notification: After the board has reviewed the application and other submitted documents, the finalists will be notified by mail or email. Each finalist must complete an interview, either by phone or in person, with Mina Houtan, PhD, Founder and Chairperson of the Houtan Scholarship Foundation. This is the Foundation’s first step in establishing a relationship with the student.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1st 2014.