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Our Recipients

2016 - 2017 Recipients

Figure-1-Houshang_SeyhounThe Board of Directors of the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF) awards an annual named scholarship from the general fund to honor and/or memorialize an academic of Iranian heritage whose outstanding work and contributions deserve this special recognition. This year IASF is honored to allocate such scholarship to Mr. Noureddin Zarrinkelk in appreciation and recognition of his lifelong dedication and contribution to Iranian animation and graphic arts and the training and inspiring of our younger generation of talented and dedicated Iranian artists. www.zarrinkelk.com

The Board would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 18 years. Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year will be awarded to 21 outstanding applicants. This brings our total to 271 scholar- ships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.

2016-17 Graduate Recipients

Layla Finjani UCLA – Dentistry

  • The Sara and Hanna Shokouhi Annual Scholarship (1)
  • The Rointun Bunshah Annual Memorial Scholarship (2)

Maryam Mirbagheri CA Inst. Of Arts Music Composition

  • The Soheil Nasiri Annual Memorial Scholarship (3)
  • The Atoosa Zahirnia Katouzian Annual Memorial Scholarship (4)

Anahita Nourmahnad Harvard – Medical

  • The Behrooz and Nasrin (Owsia) Akbarnia Annual Scholarship
  • The Mahmood and Fereshteh Mahdavi Annual Scholarship
  • The Raiszadeh Family Educational Annual Scholarship

Roya Pakzad Columbia – Human Rights

  • The Farhang and Parichehr Mehr Annual Honorary Scholarship (5)
  • The M. Ali Aghassi Annual Memorial Scholarship (6)
  • The Lotus Childrens Foundation Annual Scholarship (7)

Farnoosh Rafaie Harvard – Architecture

  • The Habib Tayebi Annual Honorary Scholarship (8)
  • The Belghys Tayebi Annual Memorial Scholarship (9)
  • The Massih and Haleh Tayebi Annual Scholarship

Neusha A. Rahmati Texas A & M- Dentistry

  • The Michael and Anita (Varzi) Akavan Annual Scholarship
  • The Maroon Family Annual Scholarship
  • The Mojdeh Akhavan Annual Scholarship

Rozhan Sadr U. of Illinois at Chicago Pharmacy

  • The Qualcomm Scholarship
  • The Medical Billing Specialists, Inc. Annual Scholarship

Nahid Soltanzadeh Pennsylvania State U. Education

  • The Noureddin Zarrinkelk Honorary Scholarship (10)
  • The Persian Cultural Center and ISSD Annual Scholarship

Shirin F. Wertime Middlebury Inst. of International Studies

  • The Susie and Kazem Niamir Memorial Scholarship (11)
  • The Jannat Bolandgray Annual Memorial Scholarship (12)
2016-17 Undergraduate Recipients

Ida Abhari USC – Philosophy Iranian Studies

  • The Abdol H. Mani Memorial Scholarship (13)
  • The Ross and Kelara Afsahi Annual Scholarship
  • The Peyman and Maryam (Famourzadeh) Farhat Scholarship

Saalar Aghili UC Berkeley Econ & Business

  • The Soleyman Berjis Annual Scholarship
  • The Ghodsieh Azizi Annual Scholarship
  • The Jihmye Collins Annual Memorial Scholarship

Emon Alavi Florida Atlantic U. Biology Sciences

  • The Amirnovin Family Annual Scholarship
  • The Kian and Roshan Saneii Annual Scholarship
  • The Ziatabari Foundation Annual Scholrship

Goncheh Azadeh U. of Oregon- Philosophy

  • The Anita and Aptin Ghods Annual Scholarship
  • The Ariana and Neeka Zarei Annual Scholarship (14)

Yasaman Boromand UCLA- History

  • The Zarrinkelk, Kashe pour, Co. Annual Scholarship
  • The Firouzan Gheissari Annual Memorial Scholarship (15)
  • The Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Annual Scholarship

Yasaman Javdan Virginia Commonwealth Biology

  • The Majid and Negar Shahbaz Annual Scholarship
  • The Jafar Farnam Annual Scholarship
  • The Kaveh and Soraya Bagheri Family Annual scholarship

Samin M. Kamangar UC Davis – Computer Science

  • The Moussavian Scholarship Fund (16)
  • The Fred and Gita (Khadiri) Khoroushi Annual Scholarship
  • The Mojdehi Family Annual Scholarship

Sina Nejad New School of Architecture San Diego

  • The Ali Hashemi Annual Memorial Scholarship (17)
  • The Manouchehr Kavehzadeh Memorial Scholarship (18)

Alexa Saravi U. of Tennessee Psychology

  • The Samadi Family Annual Scholarship
  • The Hamidi Family Annual Scholarship
  • SUSMA (Shiraz University School of Medical Sciences Alumni) Annual Scholarship

Lara Sedaghat UC Berkeley Intergrative Medicine

  • The Shamsedeen Zayanderoudi Annual Memorial Scholarship (19)
  • The Mahan Missaghieh Annual Memorial Scholarship

Parsa Taleb UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

  • The Jamshidi-Zadeh Annual Scholarship
  • The Habib and Sharareh Hariri Foundation Annual Scholarship
  • The AIAP (Association of Iranian-American Professionals) Annual Scholarship

Aryssa Torabi U. of Oregon Biology and Human Physiology

  • The Ramin and Nika Samimi Annual Scholarship
  • The Jalali Family Annual Scholarship

The scholarships listed by numbers have been established by: 1. Mr. Akbar & Mrs. Fariba Shokouhi 2. Mrs. Zohreh Firoozabadi Bunshah 3. Family & Friends 4. Mr. Alex Katouzian & Ms.Mahsa Zahirnia 5. Family & Friends 6. Ms. Sarah Aghassi, Esq. 7. Ms. Natasha Tayebi 8. & 9. The Tayebi Family 10. The IASF Board of Directors 11. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fuller 12. Mrs. Shahri Estakhry 13. Dr. Nasrin Mani 14. Mr. Ahmad & Mrs. Nona Zarei 15. Mrs. Farihan Akbarian Gheissari 16. Mr. Amir Moussavian 17. Mrs. Farnaz Mehrayin 18. Mrs. Ehteram Haghparast 19. Mr. Shahyar and Mrs. Laleh Zayanderoudi

Our sincere thanks to the following (and those who wish to remain anonymous) for making the 2016-17 scholarships possible.

Circle of Guardians: Ross & Kelara Afsahi; Sarah E. Aghassi; Behrooz & Nasrin (Owsia) Akbarnia; Michael & Anita (Varzi) Akavan; Akbar & Shiva (Rassai) Amin; Assoc. of Iranian-American Professionals (AIAP); Kaveh & Soraya Bagheri; Afshin & Shadi (Omidi) Bahador; Tony and Fara Fashandi; Aptin & Anita (Omidi) Ghods; Jay & Kate Hamidi; Habib & Sharareh Hariri Foundation; The Iranian American Life Science Network (ISLAN); The Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF); Ahmad & Mehrnoush (Masoudi) Jalali; Mohammad & Jila S. Jamshidi-Zadeh; Aliyar Katouzian; Fred & Gita (Khadiri) Khoroushi; Mahmood & Fereshteh Mahdavi; Ali & Haida Mojdehi; Behnam and Noushin (Berjis) Malekkhosravi; John & Manijeh Maroon; Medical Billing Specialists, Inc.; The Mehr Family; Sourosh & Farnaz Mehrayin; Alex Mogharebi; Mansour & Anahita Moussavian; Nutopia Inc.; Persian Cultural Center & ISSD; Kamshad & Shirin Raiszadeh; Ramin & Nika Samimi; Kian and Roshan Saneii; Majid & Negar Shahbaz; Akbar & Fariba Shokouhi; Shiraz University School of Medical Sciences Alumni Association (SUSMA); Masood & Surinder Tayebi; Massih & Haleh Tayebi; Rouzbeh Yassini (Yas Foundation); Ahmad and Nona Zarei; Zarrinkelk & Kashe pour & Co. CPA; Shahyar & Laleh Zayanderoudi; Khosrow & Pari Ziatabari.

“Other” Category Contributors: Mojdeh Akhavan; Farihan Gheissari Akbarian; Shadi Ameri Photography; Amirnovin Family (Novin Corp.); Azure Capri; Abbas Bolandgray; Bridgewest Business Group; Zohreh Firoozabadi Bunshah; Centro 39; Chic Mommy; Double Helix M&A Firm, LLC; Shahri Estakhry; Ramin Farhangi; Jafar Farenam; Peyman Farhat and Maryam Famourzadeh; Maryam & Richard Fuller; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Halston Heritage; Jim Henderson; Highway 29; Pari Hashemi; Shahrzad Julazadeh; DJ Julius; La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic; Massi Beauty; Trish McEvoy; Medical Billing Specialists, M and M Gems; Mia Brazilia; Moonmilk;The Moussavian Family; Fred and Roxanne Naja an; Khosrow & Shiva Nasr; Norma Kay Collections at La Valencia; Opera Café & Patisserie; Over the Top Gifts; Novin Corp; Pink Lagoon; Plantology Design, Inc; Roya Parviz; ReproMagic; Satori Designs; Secret Table; Shaneh Boutique; Qualcomm; Andre Soriano; Simin and Reza Vaghe ; Wells Fargo Bank; W.O. Willis

2015 - 2016 Recipients

The IASF Board of Directors would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 17 years. Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year will be awarded to 23 outstanding applicants, which brings our total to 250 scholarships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients. See complete list of award here: http://www.iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Peyk-159-English-18-19.pdf

2015-16 Graduate Recipients

Yasaman Alam Toledo University
Bejan Arsalan Alvandi USC
Delara Fadavi Stanford
Nadia Farjood Harvard
Setareh Homayoninejad UC Berkeley
Ali Malekghasemi Oregon State University
Jessica Mansner UC Berkeley
Nilofar M. SarajUniversity of Chicago
Tara Violet Niami Pratt Inst.
Atefeh Nouri USC
Mahtab Parham Philadelphia
Novin Pishevaresfahani University of Pennsylvania
Catherine Pourdavoud UC Davis
Mozhgon Vafaee University of Texas
Venus Valizadeh UCSD

2015-16 Undergraduate Recipients

Ida Abhari USC
Goncheh Azadeh University of Oregon
Aryo Jahromi UCSD
Yasaman Javdan Reynolds Community College
Pegah Mahmoud UCLA
Yasaman NazariUCSD
Parandis Nejat Suny Stone Brook University
Aryssa TorabiUniversity of Oregon

2014 - 2015 Recipients

Figure-1-Houshang_SeyhounThe Board of Directors of the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF) awards an annual named scholarship from the general fund to honor and/or memorialize an academic of Iranian heritage whose outstanding work and contributions deserve this special recognition.

Houshang Seyhoun studied fine arts and architecture in Tehran and Paris. From 1961-68 he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture at Tehran University and throughout his productive career he designed many well-known buildings and monuments in Iran, such as the mausoleums of Avicenna in Hamadan, Umar Khayyam and Kamal al-Molk in Neyshapur, and Nader Shah in Mashhad, among others. Seyhoun was especially noted for his innovative and creative architectural design. During his lifetime he made significant contributions that impacted Iranian architecture while training a younger generation of distinguished Iranian architects. For more information: http://cfis.columbia.edu/event/houshang-seyhoun-1920-2014

The Board would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 16 years. Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year will be awarded to 23 outstanding applicants, which brings our total to 227 scholarships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients. See complete report: http://iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IASF-2014-Recipients.pdf

2014-15 Graduate Recipients

Sohaela H. Amiri USC – Public Diplomacy

  • The Farhang and Parichehr Mehr Annual Honorary Scholarship (1)
  • The M. Ali Aghassi Annual Memorial Scholarship (2)
  • The Jannat Bolandgray Memorial Scholarship (3)

Sara Bahmanyar UCLA – Dentistry

  • The Moosa Kohanim Honorary Scholarship (4)
  • The Abbas Bolandgray Annual Scholarship
  • The Kaveh & Soraya Bagheri Family Annual Scholarship

Ayeh Darvishzadeh UC Irvine – Medicine

  • The Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Annual Scholarship
  • The Michael and Anita ((Vaziri) Akhavan Annual Scholarship
  • The Sohaila Zarrinkelk Honorary Scholarship (5)

Denna Good-Mojab U. of Washington – Music

  • The Soheil Nasiri Annual Memorial Scholarship (6)
  • The Atoosa Zahirnia Katouzian Annual Memorial Scholarship (7)

Ashley S. Hosseini Indiana U. – Arts

  • The Zardosht Rassai Annual Scholarship (8)
  • The Morteza Gheissari Annual Memorial Scholarship (9)

Omid Moshtaghi UC Irvine – Medicine

  • The SUSMA (Shiraz U. School of Medical Sciences Alumni) Annual Scholarship
  • The Zarrinkelk, Kashefipour, Co. Annual Scholarship

Nadereh Naseri U. of Tennessee – Dentistry

  • The Shahri Estakhry (Aghassi) and Sarah Aghassi Annual Scholarship
  • The Sara and Hanna Shokouhi Annual Scholarship (10)
  • The Jihmye Collins Memorial Scholarship

Vahid Niki UCLA – Dental Surgery

  • The Habib Tayebi Annual Honorary Scholarship (11)
  • The Belghys Tayebi Annual Memorial Scholarship (12)
  • The Massih and Haleh Tayebi Annual Scholarship

Suzanne Oskouie Northwestern U. – Medicine

  • The Raiszadeh Family Educational Annual Scholarship
  • The Jamileh Yeganeh (Alavi) Annual Memorial Scholarship (13)
  • The Khalil Alavi Annual Memorial Scholarship (14)

Shahryar Soha USC – Industrial & The System Engineering

  • The Qualcomm Scholarship
  • The Rointun Bunshah Annual Memorial Scholarship (15)

Nicole Soleimani UCLA – Nursing

  • The Soleyman Berjis Annual Scholarship
  • The Ghodsieh Azizi Annual Scholarship
  • The Mariam Samimi Annual Scholarship

Kiana Taheri UCLA- Public Policy

  • The Shamsedeen Zayanderoudi Annual Memorial Scholarship (16)
  • The Mansoour and Anahita Moussavian Annual Scholarship

Sahar B. Zavareh Oregon State U. – Geography

  • The Lotus Childrens Foundation Annual Scholarship (17)
  • The Ariana and Neeka Zarei Annual Scholarship (18)
  • The Neda and Ryan Fashandi Annual Scholarship (19)
2014-15 Undergraduate Recipients

Alast Ahmadiiveli UC San Diego- BioChem.

  • The Persian Cultural Center (PCC) and ISSD Annual Scholarship
  • The Iranian American Life Science Network (ISLAN) Annual Scholarship
  • The Firouzan Gheissari Annual Memorial Scholarship (20)

Keyvon Deldar UC Berkeley-Env.Econ

  • The Hand Foundation Annual Scholarship
  • The Ziatabari Foundation Annual Scholarship
  • The Maroon Annual Scholarship

Bobak J. Droodiani UC Berkeley- PolEcon

  • The Samadi Family Annual Scholarship
  • The Alexander Mirbod Scholarship (21)

Soroush Ghaffarpour UC Davis -Neurobiology

  • The Said and Shahin Hashemi Scholarship
  • The Anita and Aptin Ghods Annual Scholarship
  • The Amirnovin Family Annual Scholarship

Sara Hojattie Georgia Inst. Of Tech. – Biochemistry

  • The Afsahi-Eklund Annual Scholarship
  • The Ross and Kelara Afsahi Scholarship

Bijan Michael U. of Illinois at Chicago – Bio Science

  • The Mahmood and Fereshteh Mahdavi Annual Scholarship
  • The Behrooz and Nasrin (Owsia) Akbarnia Annual Scholarship
  • The Medical Billing Specialists, Inc. Annual Scholarship

Menachem Shalimhaiem SUNY Downstate Med. Center

  • The Fred and Gita (Khadiri) Khoroushi Annual Scholarship
  • The Ali Hashemi Annual Scholarship (22)
  • The Cal Coast Academy Scholarship

Pegah Vaezi Virginia Commonwealth U. – Sculpture + Extended Media

  • The Houshang Seyhoun Honorary Memorial Scholarship (23)

Borhan Vasli UCSD – Elec. Eng.

  • The AIAP-Association of Iranian-American Professionals Annual Scholarship
  • The Habib and Sharareh Hariri Annual Scholarship

Hossein Zabihian U. of Michigan – Aerospace Eng.

  • The Jamshidi-Zadeh Annual Scholarship
  • The Iradj and Mina Pourteymour Annual Scholarship (24)
  • The Kooklani Family Scholarship

The scholarships indicated by number have been established by: 1. Family, Friends & Colleagues 2. Ms. Sarah Aghassi, Esq. 3. The Bolandgray, Bagheri & Al Nasr Families 4. Family, Friends & Colleagues 5. Mr. Majid Zarrinkelk 6. Family & Friends 7. Family & Friends 8. Mr. Akbar Amin 9. Dr. Ali & Mrs. Anna Gheissari 10. Mr. Akbar & Mrs. Fariba Shokouhi 11.& 12 The Tayebi Family 13. & 14. Dr. Sassan Alavi & Ms. Soussan Alavi Sullins 15. Mrs. Zohreh Firoozabadi Bunshah 16. Mr. Shahyar and Mrs. Laleh Zayanderoudi 17. Ms. Nadia Natasha Tayebi 18. Mr. Ahmad & Mrs.Nona Zarei 19 Mr. Tony & Mrs. Fara Fashandi 20. Mrs. Farihan Gheissari Akbarian 21. Mr. Marc & Mrs. Nooshin Mirbod 22. Mrs. Farnaz Mehrayin 23. The IASF Board of Directors Annual Honorary Scholarship 24. Mr. Ramin Pourteymour.

Our sincere thanks to the following (and those who wish to remain anonymous) for making the 2014-15 scholarships possible. This year IASF established the “Circle of Guardians” category for contributions with a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 or more for 3 years.

Circle of Guardians: Armin Afsahi; Ross & Kelara Afsahi; Sarah E. Aghassi; Behrooz & Nasrin (Owsia) Akbarnia; Michael & Anita (Varzi) Akhavan); Akbar & Shiva (Rassai) Amin; Assoc. of Iranian-American Professionals (AIAP); Kaveh & Soraya Bagheri; Afshin & Shadi Bahador; Abbas Bolandgray; Tony and Fara Fashandi; Jay & Kate Hamidi; The Hand Foundation; Habib & Sharareh Hariri; Said and Shahin Hashemi; The Iranian American Life Science Network (ISLAN); The Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF); Ahmad & Mehrnoush (Masoudi) Jalali; Mohammad & Jila S. Jamshidi-Zadeh; Aliyar Katouzian; Fred & Gita (Khadiri) Khoroushi; Mahmood & Fereshteh Mahdavi; Behnam And Noushin (Berjis) Malekkhosravi; John & Manijeh Maroon; The Medical Billing Specialists, Inc.; Kourosh & Farnaz Mehrayin; Mansour & Anahita Moussavian; Anita Omidi-Ghods; Persian Cultural Center & ISSD; Ramin Pourteymour; Qualcomm; Kamshad & Shirin Raiszadeh; Ramin & Nika Samimi; Majid & Negar Shahbaz; Akbar & Fariba Shokouhi; Shiraz University School of Medical Sciences Alumni Association (SUSMA); Masood & Surinder Tayebi; Massih & Haleh Tayebi; Rouzbeh Yassini (Yas Foundation); Ahmad and Nora Zaraie; Zarrinkelk & Kashefipour & Co. CPA; Shahyar & Laleh Zayanderoudi; Khosrow & Pari Ziatabari.

“Other” Category Contributors: Shahin Ahmadi; Farihan Gheissari Akbarian; Soussan S. Alavi; Amirnovin Family (Novin Corp.); Mohammad & Zohreh Ashrafzadeh; Anoush & Azam Boghairi; Gary & Jamileh (Palizban) Block; Zohreh Firoozabadi Bunshah; Cal Coast Academy; Nayereh & Asher Kohanim; Yasaman Kohanim; Michael T. Cummings; Nahid, Kambiz & Kayvon Darian; Nutra-Nicole Entezari; Shahri Estakhry; Mehdi & Sigrun Fakharzadeh; Yahya & Nasrin Faramarzi; Ramin Farhangi; Shahrzad & Pari Farokhtakin and Shari & Firooz Pejhan; Nahid Ghanizadeh; Nazli Ghassemi; Ali & Anna Gheissari; Hayedeh Ghobadian; Ghorbanzadeh Family; Parviz and Parichehr Haghighi; Tooran Hajir, H.M. Hashemian; Jim Hendersson; Javid Javdani; F. Kamani; John & Rosemarie Keenan; Anousheh Keyvani; Fakhri, Hamid & Farnaz Kohanim; Homa Kohanim; Monireh & Arya (Farhad) Kohanim; Rohan Kohanim; Said Kohanim; Mark & Mina Kooklani; Lievat Family; Habib Lotfi; Rana Lotfi-Pearson; Reza & Nicole (Entezari) Madidi; Linda M. McGuire; Mehran Mehr; Mehrdad Mehr; Firouz D. Memarzadeh; Khosrow & Neda Mesri; Susan Missaghieh Motlagh; Amir Houshang & Farah Morshedian; Susan Missaghieh Motlagh; Nader & Lida (Entezami) Naderi; Shiva Nafezi; Khosrow & Shiva Nasr; Mattar P. Pandazoo; Haleh Partow; Roya Parvizi; Sina & Azita Rabizadeh; Earl & Shery Rath; Haleh Razzaghi; Eric& Geesoo (Javanmardi) Reifschneider; Hormoz & Faranak Rezaei; Carolyn Roy Cope; Roshan & Kian Sanaii; Danial Shahmirzadi; Homa Smith; Sion Soleymani; Maryam Tabibzadeh; Fariba Teymourian; Mahsa Vahidi; Virasb Vahidi; Vahidi Family; Anita Varzi; Omid Yousefian; Mahasa Zahirnia; Mike Zandian.

2013 - 2014 Recipients

The Board of Directors of the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund will award annually, from the general fund, on behalf of the community, one named scholarship in honor or memory of an academic individual of Iranian heritage with respect to their work and contributions. This year *The Ehsan Yarshater Honorary Scholarship has been established. The Board would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 15 years. For the academic year of 2013-14 scholarships are awarded to 29 outstanding applicants. This brings our total to 204 scholarships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients. See complete report here: http://iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IASF-2013-Recipients.pdf

2013-14 Graduate Recipients

Shahla G. Abdi U. of Maryland – Education

Andrew Nader Ameri  U. of Virginia – Medicine

Sadaf Assadi  Oregon H. & S U.-Dental

Anita Bamshad  UC Davis -Law

Farbod Dehmami Texas Tech-Pharmacy School

Alma Sinai Esfahani Parsons New School of Design

Hassan Estakhrian  UC Irvine – Music

Negar Hariri Roseman U. of H & S – Pharmacy

Michael Arash Hemati UC Berkeley- Biomed Eng.

Zainab Hosseini Harvard U. – Education

Kevin Maghami New York U. – Medicine

Sara Z. Meghdari School of Visual Arts NY-Photography

Melodie Arian Mehr American U. – Law

Carmel Moazez U. of Arizona – Medicine

Megan A. Moghtaderi Chapman U.- Law

Hodad Naderi U. of Iowa- Medicine

Yasmin Parvizi Ogale Johns Hopkins – Public Health

Ramin Rajaii Dartmouth- Public Health

2013-14 Undergraduate Recipients

Alast Ahmadiiveli UC San Diego- BioChem.

Shirin Asgari UC Irvine- Biol Sci

Sheiva M. Dadkhah Columbia College- Business Finance

Katayoun Eslami U. of Maryland – Physiology/Neuro.

Shireen Farahani U. of Oregon – Linguistics/Econ

Moojan Hakim U. of Houston – Digital Media

Samin M. Kamangar American River College-Comp Eng.

Shima Khalil Manesh U. of Washington-Chemistry

Vahid Niki UC San Diego-Chemistry

Anisa Noorassa U. of Washington- Cellular Bio.

Lillygol Sedaghat UC Berkeley-PolEcon

2012 - 2013 Recipients

Commencing with the scholarship awards for the academic year of 2012-13, the Board of Directors of the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund will award annually, from the general fund, on behalf of the community, one named scholarship in honor or memory of an academic individual of Iranian heritage with respect to their work and contributions. This year, The Hossein Ziai Memorial Scholarship has been established. The Board would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 15 years. For the academic year of 2012-13 scholarships are awarded to 25 outstanding applicants. This brings our total to 175 scholarships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients. See complete report here: http://iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IASF-2012-Recipients.pdf

2012-13 Graduate Recipients

Niknaz Aftahi UC Berkeley – Architecture

Ashoordin Ashoormaram U. of Arizona – Physics

Kiana Ashtiani U. Of Chicago – Int. Studies/Poli Sci

Daryoush Behbood SMU Dedman School of Law

Lida Binesheian Texas Tech-Pharmacy School

Samila Charkhezarrin Indiana University Dental School

Neda Ghandchi Howard U. Speech Lang. Pathology

Mazyar Kahali Harvard U. – Architecture

Elham Khazaei Samuel Merritt U.CA. Podiatric Medicine

Arash Nayeri Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Cyrus Nejat USC – Astronautical Eng.

Mariamme Sadri Columbia U.- Social Work

Sara Shemirani California College of the Arts

2012-13 Undergraduate Recipients

Anna Abdollahi U. of Rhode Island-Nutrition

Katarina Bagherian UC Berkeley-Mid East Studies

Farda Barandeh D’Youville College-Physiology

Farhad Ghadamli American River College – Mech. Eng.

Zhinous Hosseini U. of Florida – Biochemistry

Negar Jamali U. of Buffalo – Communications

Parisa Lotfi River College-Aerospace Eng

Farin Namdari UC Berkeley- Electrical Eng.

Donya Nasser St. John’s University- Public Adm + Gov

Suzanne K. Oskouie U. of Illinois at Chicago- Neuroscience

Tina Ahmadi Talesh UCLA – Mol/Cel/Dev. Biology

Vahid Niki UCSD – Chemistry

2011 - 2012 Recipients

The Board of Directors of the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have supported this Scholarship Fund for the past 14 years. For the academic year of 2011-12 scholarships are awarded to 20 outstanding applicants. This brings our total to 150 scholarships awarded to date. Congratulations to this year’s recipients. See complete report here: http://iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IASF-2011-Recipients.pdf

2011-12 Graduate Recipients

Javad A. Adel University of Denver – Int. Development Africa

Matin Khoshnevis UC Irvine -Medicine

Hediyeh Mohajerjasbi Pepperdine University-Law

Naziol Sadat Nazarinia U of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Arash Razavi U. of San Diego – Law

Pooyan Rohani Vanderbilt University-Medicine

Aryan Sameri Baylor College of Medicine

Murteza M. Shahkolahi Howard University-Medicine

Melodi Yarshar Columbia University – Architecture

Omid Yousefian UC San Diego-Medicine

2011-12 Undergraduate Recipients

Anna Abdollahi U. of Rhode Island-Nutrition

Parisa Behzadi U.of Michigan-Near East Studies

Lida Binesheian U. of Texas Austin Pre-Pharmacy

Armen Davoudian UC Berkeley- English Lit.

Farhad Ghadamali American River College-Mechanical Eng.

Denna Good-Mojab U Of Washington–English/Music

Parisa Lotfi American River College-Aerospace Eng.

Farzin Moridi UCLA-Political Science

Mercede Ramjerdi UC Bekeley- Environment

Negin Shojaeinia U of North Carolina- Public Health

2010 - 2011 Recipients

See complete report here: http://iasfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IASF-2010-Recipients.pdf

2010-11 Graduate Recipients

Reza Hosseini G. U. Massachusetts – Medicine

Sorour Talebi UC Irvine -Medicine

Hediyeh Mohajerjasbi University of Michigan–Engineering

Benjamin Farnia Baylor College of Medicine-Texas

Elnaz Manoucheri UC Berkeley – Law

Nasim Novin Georgetown University- Foreign Service

Roxana Rahmani Harvard University – Law

Naser Kargar Georgia State University –Professional Counseling

Tahereh Aghdasifar Georgia State University- Woman’s Studies

Roya Soleimani Georgetown University – Mid-East Studies

Sunoz “Sunny” Soroosh Columbia University – Public Health

Atousa Sobhi U. of Colorado – Medicine

2010-11 Undergraduate Recipients

Omid Yousefian UCLA –Psychobiology

Parisa Behzadi U.of Michigan-Near East Studies

Nadia Farjood Harvard University-Government

Denna Good-Mojab Portland State University – English/Music

Mahsa Ighani Texas Woman’s University- Nursing

Mahjubeh Mashadi Lesley U. Boston-Graphic Design

Yasamin Nouriboshehri San Diego State University- Computer Engineering

Neda Shahram Berkley College of Music

Bahareh Adami Ardestani American River College– Computer Engineering

Said Ghassabei Clover Park Annual Technical College – Architecture

2009 - 2010 Recipients

2009-10 Graduate Recipients

Pouneh Aravand Yale University – Law

Sorour Talebi University of Michigan–Engineering

Sahar Soleymani University of California San Diego -Medicine

Nazlee Nabavi University of Pennsylvania – Medicine

Roya Soleimani Georgetown University – Mid-East Studies

Ailar Javadi Georgia Tech- Electrical Engineering

Melody Erfani Pace University –Film/MFA

Aujang Abadi University of Virginia-Business Administration

Azadeh Tajpour Claremont U-Art

2009-10 Undergraduate Recipients

Parham P. Ghamarian Virginia Commonwealth- Biology

Parisa Behzadi U.of Michigan-Near East Studies

Afsaneh Mahzari Gerogia State-Accounting

Arash Safari University of California Santa Barbara- Business Economics

Yasaman Nematbakhsh Gerogia Tech-Mechanical Engineering

Omid Yousefian University of California Los Angeles –Psychobiology

2008 - 2009 Recipients

2008-09 Graduate Recipients

Kiavash Nikkhou Yale-Medicine

Sina Jame Stanford-Medicine

Arya Rejaee New School for Social Research-NYC-Pol. Sci

Asa Mohammadi Penn-Law

Armin Shivazad Kentucky-Medicine

Michelle Ahmadian Harvard-Law

Edward Kobraei Kentucky-Medicine

2008-09 Undergraduate Recipients

Yasaman Nematbakhsh Gerogia Tech-Mech. Eng.

Kasra Vakilinia Florida Atlantic-Elec. Eng

Shameema Adibzadeh Shameema Adibzadeh

Neda Asem UCLA-Molecular, Cell

Roxana Ghashghaei UCLA-Phys. Sci

Pouya JamshidiUCSD-Neuroscience

Sahar Mandi UCLA-Iranian Studies

Moona Arabkhazaeli Wisconsin-Genetics & Middle Eastern Studies

Farhad Hassani Miramar College-Elec Eng.

Navid Doktormomtaz UCI-Biology

Aria Fani SDSU-Literature

2007 - 2008 Recipients

2007-08 Graduate Recipients

Morteza Afshari Penn – Law

Safoura Seddighin CSU-Sacramento

CSU-Sacramento UC Berkeley Law

Azadeh Tajpour CSU-Los Angeles

Niloufar Paydar RF Medical of Chicago

2007-08 Undergraduate Recipients

Pouya Jamshidi UCSD

Babak Aminitehrani UCLA

Behdad Javdan UCLA

Michelle Yashar UCLA

Neda Asem UCLA

Arya Fani Miramar/SDSU

Anna Khalaj UCI

2006 - 2007 Recipients

2006-07 Graduate Recipients

Nina Farnia UCLA

Shirin Vosough Gerayeli Pacific Grad. Inst.

Sahar Soleymani UCSD

Sina Tebi UCSD

2006-07 Undergraduate Recipients

Babak Amintehrani UCLA

Navid Golshan Pierce College

Nazafarin Javdan UCLA

Maryam Khatonabadi UCLA

Payam Riazati Kesheh Victor Valley College

Roya Soleimani UC Berkeley

Michelle Yashar UCLA

2001 - 2006 Recipients

2005-06 Recipients

Sharareh Beizaee SDSU

Vida Chitzadeh UCLA

Kiumars Ghadjar UCLA

Nasim Ghafouri UCSD

Salar Hakham UCLA

Haleh Khadem UCSD

Fereshteh Madjlessi UCSD

Nina Mahjoub UCLA

Daniel Pakdaman USC

Sahar Soleymani UCSD

Sina Tebi UCSD

Sipora Zaghi UCLA

2004-05 Recipients

Reza Hemmati UCSD

Haleh Khadem UCSD

Lillian Mirzabagi USD Graduate

Shooka Moallem UCSD

Tofan Rafati SDSU

Ashkan Sefaradi UCSD

Sahar Soleimani UCSD

2003-04 Recipients

Cyrus Hisrsa UCSD

Ramsin Khoshabeh UCSD

Baharak Maleki UCSD

Arash Saemi SDSU

Ashkan M. Sefradi UCSD

2002-03 Recipients

Atabak Allaei UCSD

Babak Bafandeh SDSU

Stephanie Culler UCSD

Arash Haile UCSD

Ashkan M. Sefradi UCSD

Afshin Jaber/strong> SDSU

Ramsin Khoshabeh UCSD

Baharak Maleki UCSD

Negin Neghabat SDSU

2001-02 Recipients

Kevan Akrami UCSD

Mehran Azbijari UCSD

Sharice Baboumian UCSD

Stephanie Culler UCSD

1998 - 2000 Recipients

2000-01 Recipients

Nima Bakhtiari UCSD

Sedigh Keshavarzi UCSD

Taher Katouzian UCSD

Maysha Mohamedi SDSU

1999-00 Recipients

Shahrzad Firooz UCSD

Mohammad Hassanpour UCSD

Ashkan Hormozan UCSD

Katayoun Khorsandi UCSD

Kamran Samakar UCSD

Sara Sorouri UCSD

1998-99 Recipients

Rambod Amirnovin UCSD

Parham Holakouee UCSD

Ramtin Mahboubian UCSD

Sanaz Majd UCSD

Nouredin Nourbakhsh UCSD