Below are answers to the most common questions we receive.

1. How do I prove that I am of Iranian descent?

The easiest form to provide is a copy of your US birth certificate which lists the place of birth of your
parents. Other forms may be your Iranian birth certificate, Iranian passport, your parent’s Iranian
passport or birth certificate in which you are listed as their child.

2. Is it ok if my application is received after the deadline?

We do not accept any applications after the deadline of June 30th. It is unfair to those who have sent in
their applications on time.

3. I am staying in US under a student visa. Therefore, I cannot file a FAFSA form. What
document should I provide to prove my financial need?

Please see the requirements for students who apply from outside of US (item 6 on the application). You
may provide any documents which you feel will support your application. We encourage you to detail how
you’ve been supported in the past year(s) and provide proof of your income.

4. I am applying for both scholarships. Should I include an official transcript to each application?

You must include (or have your school send) at least one official transcript. You may include a copy with the second application clearly marked: “The official transcript is included with my ……… Scholarship Application”.

5. I have received a scholarship in the past. Am I eligible to apply again?

You may apply each year that you meet eligibility requirements for Financial Assistance Scholarship. Please make sure that your application is complete. We cannot retrieve information from past applications.

Please make a note on your application that you have received a scholarship before and are applying again.