POOIA Student Scholarship Program

The Professional Organization of Iranian Americans (POOIA) is pleased to announce its 2017 merit-based scholarship program. We will be choosing 5-6 outstanding students (high school senior, undergraduate or graduate) who will each receive $1500-$2000. The applicants need to carefully follow the guideline below and have their application completed by October 15, 2017. Candidates are also expected to have a sustained record of academic excellence. The chosen recipients are required to be physically present during the award ceremony to receive their award check.

Selection criteria include academic merit, intellectual curiosity, and philosophical creativity. Students who have overcome obstacles related to health, family, educational or economic disadvantages are also strongly encouraged to apply. Any circumstances that demonstrate strength of character and potential for great achievement should be stated in your application (examples include: professional excellence, community outreach and service, initiative and leadership potential).

Application material should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) – include contact information;
  • A short biography and statement of purpose: Provide relevant information - such as: your background, current academic stage/grade/program, short and long term plans (where do you see yourself 5 years from now), a non-technical description of creative/novel projects/work that you have been involved with, community service, obstacles and how you overcame them, ...)
  • Miscellaneous and/or supporting documents: Transcript, copy of any awards,….
  • Letter of reference: At least one academic letter of reference is to be emailed directly to: [email protected] (Important: the letter writers are expected to email the letters to us via their professional email address.)

All documents listed above should be emailed (as attachments) to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017