Roshan Institute Scholarship

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Made possible by a generous gift from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute in 2010, the Roshan Institute Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Persian Studies (RIUS) is an endowed fund to provide scholarships for Persian Studies majors or double-majors at the University of Maryland.

Number of Awards

Five scholarships @ $1000.00 each


  • University of Maryland undergraduate student
  • Persian Studies major or double major
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or higher  
  • Previous recipients are not eligible

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • A short essay in English (500 words; 12 pt. font; double spaced; Times New Roman); TOPIC: ‘Explain how Persian Studies has enriched your life and world view?’ 
  • One letter of recommendation from a Persian Studies professor
  • Unofficial transcript
  • If any, a list of extracurricular activities related to Persian Studies that you have been engaged in. These can include cultural events and lectures on campus, internships, volunteer work, etc.

Submission Deadline

Complete application packets should be submitted in hard copy format to Ms. S. Ata (JMZ 1220). Application Deadline Date March 31st, 2016