The Iranian Association of Boston's IAB Scholarship Fund
The Iranian Association of Boston's IAB Scholarship Fund was created by Mr. And Mrs. Darehshori in 2002, with the purpose of granting scholarships to students who are of Iranian descent and/or have a strong, proven interest in Iranian culture. The primary mission of the IAB Scholarship committee is to award grants based on merit; however, student's financial needs will also be an important component of consideration for the award.
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Applicant must have legal immigration status.
-Applicant must be either of Iranian descent or have demonstrated active interest in Iranian culture and heritage.
-Applicant must be a registered student in an accredited graduate or undergraduate higher education institution in any of the states in New England during the period of the scholarship.
-Scholarship shall only be granted at the time that the student is enrolled in an academic institution in New England.
-Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible; however, previous applicants may re-apply.
-Applicant must not be a relative of any members of the IAB Scholarship Committee, Council Members, and Executive Officers.
Award: $3,000
Website: http://www.iaboston.org/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=56&id=120&task=view

 

Houtan Foundation
In an attempt to express the humanitarian and scholarly spirit of the Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation (founded by Dr. Mina Houtan) offers a scholarship to students from all origins that have shown high academic performance and an 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 societies in which 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.
Deadline: Fall: June1 / Spring: October 1
Eligibility:
-Applicants should have a working knowledge of Persian and demonstrate an interest in Iranian culture, heritage, and literature
-Must be enrolled/enrolling in an accredited graduate school
-Financial need can be a factor
Award: $2,500 per semester
Website: http://www.houtan.org/application.asp

 

H.A.N.D. Research Foundation
The H.A.N.D. Research Foundation, established in 2003, has as its mission the promotion of research and understanding about Iran's economy. The acronym H.A.N.D. was inspired by the Persian proverb of “one hand has no sound” and the names of the founders’ children whom they hope will carry on with philanthropic work throughout their lives. Through H.A.N.D., students are offered the chance to obtain either the Bita Daryabari Scholarship for Women in Economics or the H.A.N.D. Research Foundation Scholarship.
Bita Daryabari Scholarship for Women in Economics
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Must be a Persian-speaking woman
-Enrolled/admitted to an economics PhD program
Award: One grant of up to $30,000 per academic year for a first-year PhD student studying economics
Website: http://www.handresearch.org/pages/scholarships_details.php?scid=a87ff679a2f3e71d9181a67b7542122c 

 

HAND Research Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Must be of Iranian origin
-Must have gained admission to one of the following PhD economics programs:
Harvard University, University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California-Berkeley, Stanford, University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics (LSE), Columbia University, Oxford University
Award: One grant of up to $30,000 per academic year for a first-year PhD student studying economics
Website: http://www.handresearch.org/pages/scholarships_details.php?scid=a87ff679a2f3e71d9181a67b7542122c 

 

Iranian Scholarship Foundation
The Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) was founded in 2000 by Mrs. Azadeh Hariri, with the vision of creating an effective scholarship program for Iranian-American students in the United States. Mrs. Hariri’s vision also included a desire to ensure that the second generation of Iranians coming of age in the United States retain their Iranian heritage, while at the same time adjusting competently to American society, by being the best and brightest students, and eventually arriving in skilled, decision-making positions where they can influence not only Iranian Americans, but the greater public’s perception of them.
Selected students will receive scholarships of up to four years or until their date of graduation (whichever comes first). There are currently 36 scholarship recipients who have received a total of $235,000.
Dr. Ali Jarrahi Merit Scholarship
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Be accepted to a top American university
-GPA of 4.0 or higher
-Have a portfolio of community service
-Be of Iranian descent
-Minimum SAT score of 2300 or ACT 31
Award: $2500 or less
Website: http://www.iranianscholarships.com/scholarships.html

 

Excellence in Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Enrolled or accepted to a 4 year accredited American University
-GPA of 3.5 or above
-Have a portfolio of community service
-Be of Iranian descent
-Minimum SAT score of 1850 or ACT 27
Award: $3000
Website: http://www.iranianscholarships.com/scholarships.html

 

Persian Language Program at University of Maryland at University of Maryland
The Ulrike and Jamshid Amouzegar Endowment
Dr. Amouzegar, a Prime Minister of Iran in the 1970s, has established this crucial award with the express aim of fostering Persian Studies at the academic level. This is an annual academic scholarship at the University of Maryland. The scholarship is being aided by the Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Through this scholarship, Dr. Amouzegar’s record of service to his country and his well-known personal attachment to the Persian language and Iranian history will inspire those capable and dedicated young men and women who may be interested in being trained in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as they relate to Persian-speaking societies, and will help keep alive the tradition of teaching and research into the Persian and Iranian worlds in the coming decades and generations.
Deadline: December 15
Eligibility:
-University of Maryland freshman and sophmores who are seeking double major, major, or minor in Persian Studies
To be eligible, applicants must speak, comprehend, read and write the Persian language at an advanced level ((Modern Persian, Dari and Tajiki))
Award: Varies
Website: http://www.languages.umd.edu/persian/studies/scholarships/index.html 
Or contact persianstudies@umd.edu

 

The Amirsaleh Student Award in Persian Studies (RCPS)
Hossein Amirsaleh is an Iranian-American philanthropist and The Hossein Amirsaleh Student Award was established in 2006.
Deadline: May 31
Eligibility:
-University of Maryland undergraduate student
Award: Varies
Website:http://www.languages.umd.edu/persian/studies/scholarships/index.html
Or contact persianstudies@umd.edu

 

University of Maryland Undergraduate Persian Flagship Program Scholarship
About: The Undergraduate Persian Flagship at the University of Maryland was created in 2008, offering students an opportunity to become proficient in Persian culture and language. The program is offered to students of any major, including Persian studies, and encourages students to combine language study with another major. There are also options for scholarship funding for overseas study.
Eligibility:
-Must file for FAFSA
-Undergraduate at University of Maryland
Award: Reimbursement for tuition spent on courses taught in Persian at University of Maryland
Website: http://www.languages.umd.edu/persian/flagship/undergraduate/index.html 

 

The Iranian Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of California, Davis
The Iranian Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund (IAASEF) was established in 1996 by the Iranian Alumni Association, a chapter of the ‘Cal Aggie Alumni Association.' Over the past six years, UC Davis has awarded over twenty scholarships from the IAASEF to Iranian students ranging from $500 to $2,000. This ongoing effort is part of IAA's commitment to help students meet the cost of their education and face the future with increased confidence. In this extraordinary effort the UC Davis community is taking the lead to make a lasting difference for Iranian students and their families.
*These specifications have been, and will continue to be, subject to change every consecutive year, at the discretion of the UC Davis Undergraduate Scholarship Office
Deadline: Application process is now closed; will reopen in October 2011
Eligibility:
-UC Davis student
-Iranian descent
-3.25 G.P.A. or above
-Demonstrate financial need
Website: http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships/Apply.html; http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships/ucdfunds.html

 

The Iranian American Society
The Iranian American Society (IAS) is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization founded in Palos Verdes, California in 1991. The Iranian-American Education Committee seeks to provide scholarships to Iranian American students who exhibit academic excellence and financial need.
Deadline: June 10th every academic year (applications available April 15th every academic year)
Eligibility:
-Enrolled/enrolling at an accredited American University
- 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
Award: TBA
Website: http://iascal.org/scholarship/index.htm

 

The Persian Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
-Student enrolled in high school, college, or university in the US
-Publication of an essay in a school’s newspaper or a local national newspaper in which positive achievements of Iran and Iranians (past or present) are portrayed.
Award: $500-$1000
Website: http://www.persianscholarship.org/current_programs.htm  

 

Iranian Relations and Affairs Half-tuition Fellowships
About: The George Washington University will provide a half tuition award to selected graduate students with a demonstrated interest in Iranian affairs or Iranian relations with other countries.
Deadline: Contact Dr. Hossein Askari askari@gwu.edu
Eligibility:
-The applicant must be an incoming master's or doctoral student in the George Washington University.
Award: The Fellowship provides half tuition for qualified graduate students.
Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/Fellowships/Details/iranian.html