Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women

In honour of the late award winning Stanford mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), Persia Educational Foundation has established the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women.

Following her passing on 14 July 2017, Persia Educational Foundation has established a scholarship in remembrance of Professor Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics. 

The Persia scholarship is designed to support education of Persian-speaking women of any age or citizenship enrolled in a Master of Science or final year of a Doctorate programme studying STEM at specific accredited universities in the UK. Applicants must provide a copy of their transcripts and 2 academic references demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. 

The inaugural scholarship will be GBP 1500 per awardee. Eligible applicants will be encouraged to submit their application for the 2018-2019 academic year to Persia Educational Foundation by 5:00 pm BT on 1 February 2018. Following consultations with the relevant universities, the inaugural scholarship results will be announced on 3 May 2018, marking the first anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Mirzakhani. 

For further information and to submit your application, please see email:

Support the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship:

There are many ways to celebrate the life of the late Professor Mirzakhani by enabling more women to study STEM. You may:

  1. Donate money
  2. Make monthly payments 
  3. Sponsor through your company or business

About Persia Educational Foundation

Founded in 1997 and revamped in 2016, Persia Educational Foundation advances education among Persian-speakers of all backgrounds worldwide. There are more than 110 million Persian-speakers of Iranian, Afghan and Tajik origins around the globe, majority of whom are women and girls in need of accessing education and improving their lives.

Persia, a UK-registered charity, promotes that:

  1. Only through education individuals and communities can actualise their true potential while protecting their rich heritage.
  2. Women and girls, as potential mothers and first educators of the next generation, have greater impact on their community.
  3. Promotion of and access to education and training is an universal right, and essential to achieving Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
  4. Education and advancement of underserved communities is the key to establishing a culture of peace and prosperity.

Persia has established the following:

Reports on Children’s Rights

In collaboration with sister organisations and experts, Persia is involved in research, publication and promotion of reports about the situation of children in Persian-speaking communities. 

Kid 2 Kid Campaign

The first Norouz fundraising campaign by and for children and youth in London’s Persian schools and worldwide community helping children in need.

Thesis Bank

Graduate students of all backgrounds are now able to publish articles and theses related to Education, Mental Health and Freedom from Violence among in our Thesis Bank.

Dinner & Discourse

In collaboration with a leading London-based organisation, Persia will help offer Civic, English and Math Education for Refugee Children during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Amazon & Persia

Books featured or published by Persia will be sold through and its affiliates to support Persia’s children education projects.

Education Club

A regular event designed to enrich exchanges and collaboration among interested women and men in support of women of excellence.

University Scholarships

Persia’s scholarships are designed to support education of  Persian-speaking women of any age or citizenship enrolled at specific accredited universities in the UK.

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