POOIA Scholarship Program

POOIA Student Scholarship Program for Iranians
The Professional Organization of Iranian Americans (POOIA) is pleased to announce its merit-based scholarship program.  POOIA will be selecting between 5 and 10 students who will each receive $700 cash award and a certificate (runners-up will each receive a certificate only). The applicants need to carefully follow the guideline below and have their application completed by December 12, 2022 (11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time). The scholarship recognizes students who exhibit intellectual curiosity and creativity. Candidates are also expected to have a sustained record of academic excellence. The award recipients will have to be physically present during the Award Ceremony to be recognized and to receive their award check (the date and time of ceremony will be announced later).
Selection criteria include academic merit, intellectual curiosity, creativity. Any circumstances that demonstrate strength of character and potential for great achievement should be stated in the application (examples include: professional excellence, community outreach and service, initiative and leadership potential).
Students who have in the past received a POOIA scholarship should NOT apply. Students are expected to be enrolled full-time at an educational establishment in the State of Georgia.
Application material should include the following: (in English)
o   Curriculum vitae (CV) – include contact information (limit to 5 pages)
o   A short biography and statement of purpose (limit to 2 pages)
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, if any (Kanoon, POOIA, …)
o   An essay about Iranian/Persian culture and/or art (limit to 2 pages)
o   Miscellaneous and supporting documents: Transcript, …
All documents listed above should be emailed (as ONE attachment; ONE PDF file) to: hra@uga.edu
Deadline: December 12, 2022 (11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time).

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