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Iranian Scholarship Foundation Fundraising Gala in Redwood City

Menlo Park, CA – April 30, 2007 – The Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) today announced that its annual Fundraising Gala, held in Redwood City on April 15, 2007, surpassed expectations and successfully raised over $400,000.


The Iranian Scholarship Foundation undergraduate fund provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to qualified undergraduate Iranian-American Students studying at or entering a four year college in the United States who are in need of financial assistance.


“I am pleased to announce that our major fundraising event this year was very successful and we look forward to supporting more students than last year”, said ISF Chair of the Board of Trustees Azadeh Hariri.  She added: “This year our keynote speaker was Iranian poet and satirist Mr. Hadi Khorsandi who, with his excellent wit, helped us to surpass our fundraising goal of $400K.  In honor of his assistance and support for ISF, the Executive Committee has decided to name a 2007 Scholarship  “The Hadi Khorsandi Scholarship for Excellence in Community Service.”      


The Hadi Khorsandi’s Excellence in Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has shown dedication and a proven record of community service beyond expectation. This student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  This specific scholarship is not necessarily need-based.


Azadeh Hariri notes “Since the Iranian Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501C-3 registered organization, our scholarship programs are run entirely by volunteers, and we have no paid employees, 100% of the donations received will go towards scholarships to students.”  She added,  “Last year we supported 35 students all over United States and this year, we are hoping to make more grants and support more scholars in need.


Anyone interested in donating to the Iranian Scholarship Foundation is invited to visit the web site at: Students interested in applying for a scholarship can download an application at the same site and submit it by the deadline of May 31, 2007.



About The Iranian Scholarship Foundation  

The Iranian Scholarship Foundation was formed in June 2005 to provide scholarships to talented Iranian-American students in need of financial support. The ISF undergraduate scholarships are open to Iranian-American youth who are accepted into undergraduate programs of a four-year college in the United States and are in need of financial assistance. These students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average to receive a grant of up to $10,000 per year.   The Iranian Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501C-3 organization registered with the IRS and the State of California.  All donations made to the Iranian Scholarship Foundation are tax deductible.  The ISF has no paid employees and is a fully volunteer-run organization.
If you wish to donate or volunteer for the ISF, please contact:

Mehdi Safipour

P.O. Box 7531, Menlo Park, CA 94026.

Tel: 650-331-0508  


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