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. Professor Mirzakhani was the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics

The 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 the prestigious University College London. Please see:

The inaugural scholarship will be a total of GBP 1500. 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 review and consultation, 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: [email protected]

Scholarship awardees are highly encouraged to contribute to this Fund following their successful graduation and securing employment.

All interested applicants must:

  • Submit a complete copy of the application
  • Be enrolled at a STEM programme at UCL
  • Be of Persian-speaking descent, meaning Iranian, Afghan or Tajik
  • Possess and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, one from a previous professor and one from an organisation where you have performed community service

Please read the entire application and fill all fields accordingly. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. All references must be sent directly from the referee’s email account, and transcripts must be official and sent directly from the university. All documents must be submitted in PDF format, and submitted through email before 5:00 pm BT on 1 February 2018 to Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship Selection Committee at: [email protected]

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

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