Students Financial Aid Programs

July 1, 2021

We’re pleased to re-introduce two student financial aid programs and announce a new addition for the academic year 2021-22. Thanks to the generosity of private donors and philanthropic foundations, Pars Equality Center (Pars) offers the following assistance to qualified students:

  • Pars Youth Grant /The American Dream is a grant dedicated to ensuring future generation’s academic success. Students must be currently graduating from high school in California, with specific plans to continue their education in a College or a University in California. The amount of the grant varies based on financial need and educational costs of the institute for each student. The maximum award will be $10,000 per student.  The deadline for submitting the application is July 15. To apply, please click HERE.
  • The Goodarzi Scholarship Grant is a financial aid designed to support students in California. This grant is awarded to female students of Iranian descent who—within the last seven years—have migrated to the United States. The maximum award will be $10,000 per student.  The deadline for submitting the application is July 15. To apply, please click HERE.
  • Hand & Lift Grant assists college students of any nationalities  in California’s Bay Area who are experiencing financial hardship. The intent of this grant is to lend a helping hand to students who need a financial lift. The grant is meant to complement other financial assistance students may receive to help support their tuition and/or living expenses. The maximum award will be $5,000 per student.  The deadline for submitting the application is August 30. To apply, please click HERE.

 If you have any questions about the scholarships, please don’t hesitate to email us at