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Farzaneh Family Scholarship for Iranian Students

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Farzaneh Family Scholarship for Iranian Students

The Farzaneh family have been long-time supporters of the University of Oklahoma and the College of International Studies. The Farzaneh Family’s gift to support the Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at OU includes scholarships to OU students who meet the criteria and are citizens of Iran. This generous gift to OU Iranian students is provided to assist those who have a significant financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a current full-time, regularly enrolled student at the University of Oklahoma
  • Must be a citizen of Iran (US citizens are not eligible)
  • Must be on an F1 student visa
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants are required to submit a 1-3-page essay responding to the following question: "If you were taking an American student to visit Iran, what places or cultural events would you want him or her to experience?"

**Essays should reflect the applicant's own views and be in their own words. Any sources used MUST be cited or it will be considered plagiarism.**

The 2021-2022 scholarships will be disbursed in two installements, one a semester. The fall semester 2021 award is available after September 1 until December 15. The spring semester 2022 award is available from January 25 to May 1, 2022.

Students who have graduated and are on OPT are ineligible for this scholarship. 

Fall deadline: December 15, 2021
Spring deadline: May 1, 2022