Currently, one award of $3500 per year will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award is offered for a combined fall and spring semester. The application is acceptable if received no later than the 1st of June preceding the award year.


Houtan Foundation Offers Scholarships to Promote Rich Culture and History of Iran

Iran, which was once the birthplace of the Persian Empire – the oldest and largest empire in the world – undoubtedly has one of the richest histories and cultures in the entire world. In an attempt to spread the word of the abundant Iranian culture, the Houtan Foundation offers scholarship to students from all origins – Iranian and non-Iranian – who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society where they reside. The Houtan Foundation has a strong interest in each of these students’ achievements throughout the scholarship period and beyond, as the foundation’s goal is to participate in each student’s success.


There are two ways to apply for the scholarship

The Houtan Foundation is dedicated to making the scholarship application process as straightforward and accessible as possible for all eligible candidates. See how you can apply below!

Apply Online

Use our online application to send us your information. Just click “Apply Online,” fill out the form, upload the necessary documents, and click “Submit Application.” Your application will be e-mailed directly to us.

Mail Application

If you prefer to print out the application and mail it to us, just click “Download Application,” shown below, print and fill it out, include the necessary documents, and mail the  application to the following address:

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Here's the houtan foundation scholarship calendar

The following are the deadlines for the Houtan Scholarship selection process. Please make a note of these deadlines, as your application may not be accepted after the application deadline dates. These dates are also outlined on page 1 of the application form.


All Applications Are Due

The deadline to apply for The Houtan Scholarship is June 1st, prior to the award year.


Finalist Interviews Are Conducted

June 15 – June 30 (interviews will be scheduled after the finalists have been notified)


The Finalist Is Selected

A finalist recipient for The Houtan Scholarship will be selected and notified on July 1st.

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Are you eligible to apply?

Application deadline:

June 1st, 2023

If your answer to any of the following questions is no, you are not eligible to apply for The Houtan Scholarship