Apply for Grant
We are proud to be able to provide financial assistance once more to deserving students who have aspirations of advancing their studies at a British Columbia accredited educational institution (university, college or trade school).
To demonstrate our commitment to the Iranian community and the deserving students wishing to partake in the Neekoo Grants, we will continue to complement the Grants with the advisory program whereby students will be offered ongoing support as they progress through their education.
Returning students are welcome to apply.
Grant Program Overview
Our goal initially began as a scholarship program but was revised to a Grant in recognition of the fact that we will not be assessing candidates on the basis of academic achievement alone. Rather, our goal is to provide the financial support to young students who we felt were in need of the financial breathing room to make an impact and including students who may not otherwise be qualified for traditional scholarship programs.
What differentiates us from other grant or scholarship programs is that our program goes beyond pure financial support. In fact, we are supplementing the Grant program with an advisory component which will provides these students with financial planning support, mentorship and other career enhancing strategies as they begin their professional lives.
What have we done so far?
The selection committee has established a robust process by which we evaluate the students which includes lengthy application review followed by a panel interview which is then supported with reference checks. In the end, students are picked for their overall application – from what they tell us to what we see in them and how Neekoo can support their growth.
- Established students at UBC or SFU completing a particular bachelor’s or masters or even Phd degrees
- Students in colleges or other universities taking either part-time or full-time course loads with aspirations of completing their certifications or on the way to obtaining their bachelors degrees
- Students in art or music programs working hard to become professionals in their fields
- Students who are working fullt-time or part-time to pay for rent or mortgages with needs for assistance to take part-time courses
Once students are accepted, all cheques are made payable directly to the post-secondary institution of choice. We also follow-up with each student over the course of the year as part of the Advisory program to ensure they are getting any additional support they may need.