Source: Momeni Foundation
Momeni Foundation is celebrating its 10th year of supporting outstanding students of Iranian descent around the world.
It is with great pleasure to introduce the Momeni Foundation's Year 2011 scholarship award recipients to you. This year we are awarding $9,500 dollars to 14 well deserving students.
The following students have demonstrated outstanding achievements in both academics and social/civic causes.
Award Recipients for year 2011 (Total awards = $9,500 USD)(Total Awards since 2001: $109,900)
Scholastic Achievement Scholarships (Total = $3,000 USD)
In alphabetical order
Mr. Farzan Fatemi - $1000 Award
Mr. Fatemi of Rochester, MN graduated from high school with a GPA of 4.00 and a rank of 1st among 334. She has a long list of volunteering, awards and leadership positions. She will pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine at Northwestern University of Illinois.
Ms. Roxanna Haghighat - $1000 Award
Ms. Haghighat of San Jose, CA graduated from high school with a GPA of 4.00 and a rank of 1st among 400. She has a long list of volunteering, awards and leadership positions. She will pursue a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.
Ms. Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat - $1000 Award
Ms. Zekavat graduated from high school with a GPA of 4.00. She has a long list of volunteering, awards and leadership positions. She will pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering at MIT.
Financial Assistance Scholarships - US Residents (Total = $5,000)
In alphabetical order
Mr. Alexander Javad Adel - $500 Award
Mr. Adel attends University of Denver, CO where he is pursuing a Masters degree in International Development.
Ms. Anna Abdollahi- $500 Award
Ms. Addollahi is attending University of Rhode Island, RI where she is pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Anthropology.
Ms. Shadi Alagehbanzadeh - $500 Award
Ms. Alaghehbandzadeh is attending Touro University of California where she is pursuing a degree in Pharmacy.
Mr. Massoud Baradaran- Shoraka - $500 Award
Mr. Baradaran-Shoraka is attending University of Florida - Gainesville where he is pursuing a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. Massoud is a multi year scholarship recipient.
Mr. Nima Boostani - $500 Award
Mr. Boostani is attending UCLA where he is pursuing a degree in Psychology
Mr. Pooria Daryabeygi - $500 Award
Mr. Daryabeygi is attending San Diego State University where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Saman Moniri - $500 Award
Mr. Moniri is attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. Saman is a multi year scholarship recipient.
Ms. Emily Mahsheed Malihi - $500 Award
Ms. Malihi is attending Colorado School of Mines where she is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry.
Mr. Arash Nayeri - $500 Award
Mr. Nayeri is attending University of California - Berkeley where he is pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology. Arash is a multi year scholarship recipient.
Ms. Amelia A. Shahrabi - $500 Award
Ms. Shahrabi is attending University of Florida - Gainesville where she is pursuing a Masters degree in Architecture.
Financial Assistance Scholarship - Non-US Residents (Total = $500)
Mr. Aminollah Sabzevari - $500 Award (CANADA)
Mr. Sabzevari is pursuing a Master of Law degree from University of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Sabzevari is receiving a scholarship for the fourth year.
Momeni Foundation is dedicated to providing scholarships to graduating high school students and full time college students of Iranian descent anywhere in the world.
The idea of providing scholarships to students of Iranian descent originated in 1984. In an afternoon of pondering about life and setting goals, I realized that without the benefit of scholarships I could not have achieved what I was achieving in my life. At that time, I added the establishment of an organization dedicated to advance education and providing scholarships to students, to my list of 20-year plan.
In 1993, I started a small local scholarship program through Iranian Professional Society of Oregon. In 1998, wanting to expand the program beyond the borders of the City of Portland, Momeni Family Fund, as part of Oregon Community Foundation, was established. Momeni Family Fund was involved in supporting educational and charitable organizations throughout Oregon until 2001. In February 2001, Momeni Foundation was established as the final stage of evolution of the original plan.
It is my hope that the recipients will also, some day, establish their own scholarship programs.
President, Momeni Foundation
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