The Persian Scholarship Foundation
Investing in the Iranian-American Community
Depending on contributions received from the Iranian-American community, the Persian Scholarship Foundation aims to expand its current award programs and add the following programs in the future.
New Iranian Students' Fellowship Program: Every year, hundreds of graduate students from Iran apply to and gain admission to some of the most elite universities in the United States. They tackle the TOEFL and the multiple standardized admission exams, pass the exams with high marks and after receiving admission to the school of their dreams, they find that they are unable to seek financial aid in the US. As a result, they decline their admission. The goal of this program is to address this issue. With over half of the population in Iran under the age of 25, Iranians have never before been so young, energetic, and so much in need of opportunities for career growth and development. With the assistance of contributions from the Iranian-American community, the Persian Scholarship Foundation hopes to launch this program in the future to provide partial / full tuition scholarships to exceptionally talented Iranian students who have been admitted to top-tier universities in the United States, but are unable to attend due to their financial circumstances.
Women's Leadership Award: This program will aim to recognize outstanding Iranian-American women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities as students and show promise for future leadership within the Iranian-American community.
Avicenna Fellowship: Named in honor of Iran's most famous physician-philosopher whose book The Canon of Medicine was the primary medical textbook in European medical schools for seven centuries, this program will aim to recognize and provide scholarship assistance to students in the biomedical fields.
Mossadegh Fellowship: Named in honor of Iran's former Prime Minister, this program aims to recognize and provide assistance to students who are interested in pursuing public leadership careers. Iranian-Americans are highly qualified and under-represented in American politics. This fellowship aims to encourage talented students considering careers in public service in the United States.
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