Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario Scholarship for Post-Secondary School Studies (4 Awards- 2 college students, 2 university students)

Deadline: May 9, 2016

Amount: $500


1. Is a female student of Iranian descent

2. Is currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario post-secondary institution

3. Demonstrates active interest in Iranian culture and heritage

4. Demonstrates academic commitment

5. Is interested in human rights and women’s issues

6. Is involved in extra-curricular activities and community service


Explanation of above criteria:

1. These awards are being offered and as such there is an emphasis in aiding a person who supports the mission and vision of the Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario.

2. The scholarships for post- secondary studies shall be awarded to four students who furnish proof of their enrollment, full-time, in an accredited Ontario Post-secondary college and university.

3. An ideal candidate is one who takes pride in her Iranian heritage and can show quantifiable evidence of passion and interest in the Iranian culture and celebration of  Canadian mosaic.

4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is preferred. For first year students, mid-term grades and final grade-12 marks will be taken into consideration. Students are encouraged to go beyond this minimum.

5. Applicants currently enrolled full-time in a program related to Women’s Studies or Human Rights-related issues (including Equity Studies, Refugee Studies, LGBT, etc.) will be given preference.

6. This includes involvement both inside and outside of the post-secondary college and university. The ideal candidate will balance the work required to achieve high grades with the time spent making her academic environment, social environment, and community at large a better place.