Pars Youth Grant

Under the auspices of the Kordestani Family Foundation, The Pars Youth Grant /The American Dream is a financial grant dedicated to ensuring the future generation’s academic success. The 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.

Recipients may not receive a Pars Youth Grant for more than one year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently graduating from high school,
  • Be of Iranian descent,
  • Be a California resident,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident,
  • Be enrolled into an accredited College or University in California,
  • Demonstrate financial need [must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)],
  • Possess and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

How to Apply

An applicant must submit a completed application by the deadline July 15, 2021, which includes the following:

  • To complete the application form, please click here
  • To upload the required documents, please click here
  • School transcripts and testing records
  • A Letter of Acceptance from an accredited college or university in California
  • Income tax forms from the applicant and their parents for the past two years
  • A personal essay in which the applicant:
    o Writes about themselves and their goals
    o Writes about the reasons they chose they field of study
    o Writes about the future plans after graduation
    o Maintains they personal voice in their writing; being creative yet thoughtful
    o The personal essay must be coherent and polished within 750 words
  • A letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or instructor that can speak to your academic achievements, career aspirations, character, and circumstances

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