Undergraduate Scholarships

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SPRING 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

The Amouzegar Undergraduate Scholarship in Persian Studies

Established in 2006 by His Excellency Dr Jamshid Amouzegar, the Ulrike and Jamshid Amouzegar Undergraduate Scholarship in Persian Studies (AMUS) is an endowed fund to provide annual scholarships for freshman or sophomore students who are seeking a double major, major or minor in Persian Studies.
 
 
Number of Awards
 
5 awards @ $500.00 each
 
Eligibility
  • University of Maryland undergraduate student
  • Seeking double major, major or minor in Persian Studies 
  • Freshman or sophomore enrolled in a Persian language course (100-, 200-, & 300-level Persian language courses)
  • Both heritage and non-heritage students are eligible
  • Overall GPA: 3.25
  • Native speakers of Persian are ineligible 

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • A letter of recommendation from the course instructor
  • A 2 to 4-minute video recorded oral statement in Persian (self-introduction, personal interests, reasons for learning Persian, etc.). Video file could be submitted on a DVD, a flash drive, or as a YOUTUBE or VIMEO URL link shared with sata@umd.edu.
  • A writing sample from class assignments (Handwritten; Length: if 100-level: 150 words; if 200-level: 250 words; if 300-level: 350 words)
Submission Deadline
 
Complete application packets should be submitted in hard copy format to Ms S. Ata (JMZ 1220). Application Deadline March 30, 2018.
 
 
 

The Persian Studies Essay Award

Made possible by a generous gift from the Iranian-American philanthropist, Mr Hossein Amirsaleh, in 2010, The Persian Studies Essay Award is an endowed fund to recognize outstanding undergraduate student essays submitted in partial fulfilment of a Persian Studies course requirements.   

 

Number of Awards 

2 awards @ $400.00 each

Eligibility

  • University of Maryland undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a Persian Studies course offered in English
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • An essay/term paper written in partial fulfilment of a regular Persian studies course requirements offered in English in 2017-2018 academic year
  • Course syllabus containing a description of the essay/term paper requirements OR  a description of the essay/term paper provided by the course instructor or TA

Submission Deadline

Complete application packets should be submitted in hard copy format to Ms S. Ata (JMZ 1220). Application Deadline March 30, 2018.