At the present time, the Houtan Foundation offers the award of $2,500 per semester which will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award will be offered each fall and spring semester. Please submit the application no later than (June 1st) for fall semester and (Oct. 1st) for spring semester.
1. The applicant should have a working knowledge of Parsi and should demonstrate an active interest in Iranian culture, heritage and literature.
2. The applicant must presently be attending or anticipate attending an accredited graduate school.
3. The applicant must have superior academic performance or a significant increase of academic performance over the course of his/her academic career.
4. Financial need will be a factor in determining the scholarship recipients.
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, 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.
sent by Sahar Angadjivand, HHH student