How to Apply

There will be no scholarships
for academic year 2023-24

We regretfully announce that due to financial difficulties we would not be able to offer any scholarships for academic year 2023-24.
Due to high inflation, escalating cost of renovation to Parya’s physical facilities has depleted funds resulting in cuts to some programs.


Application is open to Iranian students who study at a publicly funded university or college in Canada. Students attending private institutions may not apply.

Full Time/Part Time Studies

Application is open to individuals enrolled as a full-time student. In many institutions, “full time status” means enrollment in at least five half-courses per term, or 10 half-courses per academic year (total of five full course). Your institution has the definition of full-time study.

Letters of Recommendation

Referees must send their letters of recommendation directly to Parya. Any applicant who has submitted letters of recommendation in last year’s application does not need to supply new letters of recommendation. References are typically professors or supervisors who are familiar with students’ achievements and potentials.

Academic Transcript

Applicants are responsible for obtaining and submitting a copy of their academic transcripts for their last two years of study. Please note that uncertified copies of transcripts will be accepted, however if applicant is short-listed for a scholarship, we may ask them to supply a certified academic transcript.

Other Documents

The applicants selected to receive a scholarship must supply the following three items before receiving their scholarship.

1. A passport size picture of the applicant. Some applicants may have provided their picture when they apply.

2. A short letter of appreciation addressed to the person or organization sponsoring their scholarship.

3. Applicant’s SIN, we need them to issue T4A forms. Scholarships are not taxable income but student must report them in their tax returns. This is for Canada Revenue Agency to ascertain that the students have received the funds raised for scholarship. We will advise students on safe method of sending their SIN to Parya Foundation.

List of Required Documents

Applicants must send the following documents

  1. A completed application form (Download here)
  2. A copy of academic transcript for the past two years
  3. A personal statement (maximum one page, single spaced - find a sample here)
  4. A personal declaration of applicant’s financial situation (find a sample here)
  5. A copy of applicant’s picture
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Proof of latest registration
  8. Visa students should provide a copy of their visa

You should submit your Application Form in WORD format. Hand written application form or PDF format is not acceptable. The application form contains space for the above items 3 and 4.


Where to Send Your Application

Applicants must submit their application by email to Parya Scholarship Application Office