The Amouzegar Undergraduate Scholarship in Persian Studies

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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

Five Scholarships @ $1000.00 each


  • University of Maryland undergraduate student
  • Persian Studies major, double-major, or minor
  • 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 .
  • 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 Date March 31st, 2016.