Map of Persian Empire dated around 518 BC
Map of Persian Empire Dated around 518 BC

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Houtan Scholarship: Iranian Scholarship
            Iran, which was once the birthplace of the Persian Empire – the 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.

            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 it is received no later than the 1st of June preceding the award year. per semester which will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award will be offered each fall and spring semester. Please submit the application no later than (June 1st) for fall semester and (Oct. 1st) for spring semester.
 
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            Dr. Mina Houtan has always been interested in helping others advance through higher education. Read what drives Dr. Houtan to help students realize their true potential. Learn more.
 
 

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