Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship – 2020 Graduate Application

Award Overview


The University of Toronto has established the Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund in honour of those who lost their lives in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, including eight members of the University of Toronto community. This endowed fund will provide needs-based awards to international undergraduate and graduate students from Iran who have been admitted to the U of T or students from any background studying Iranian studies at the U of T. The first of these needs-based awards to be awarded in Spring 2020 for students studying at the U of T in the 2020-21 academic year.


Applicants, as of the application deadline must:

  • Be registered, or have accepted an offer of admission as a full-time student in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Toronto for the 2020-21 academic year who is:
    • an international graduate student with Iranian citizenship; or
    • pursuing Iranian studies at the graduate level (from any background);
  • Demonstrate financial need through the application process; priority will be given to applicants not receiving other major sources of graduate funding or support.


Application Process

For the undergraduate application, please visit the Enrolment Services website.

A complete graduate application will include the following items:

  1. Completed online SGS Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Application. Please choose the application form appropriate for your registration status:
  2. Statement of Intent describing why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship, their academic objectives, and how financial assistance through this scholarship would support their long-range goals;
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Completed SGS Financial Need Assessment Form
  5. One reference completed by an individual who knows the candidate in an academic or a non-academic capacity. Referees will received a unique link by email through which they may complete the online assessment and provide the reference letter. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit their portion of the application early enough to give their referee sufficient time to complete their online assessment by the April 10th deadline; and
  6. Copy of University of Toronto Offer of Admission letter, if not currently registered in a U of T program.


Applicants will be contacted directly.

Contacts & Resources

Please direct questions regarding this competition to:
Graduate Awards Office
School of Graduate Studies