Fezana Scholarships

FEZANA Scholarships
– Academic
– Performing & Creative Arts
– Religious Studies
– Excellence in Sports
– Recipients

FEZANA has established a Religious Education Scholarship fund in memory of late Moobed Faridon Zardoshty. We are grateful for the munificence of the Zardoshty sisters, Farangis, Homayoun, Iran and late Pari and ther families for their generous donation to FEZANA in memory of their beloved father to set up this scholarship fund.

The Moobed Faridoon Zardoshty Scholarship(s) is to be awarded to selected Zarathushti individual(s) for higher studies and research in Zarathushti religion at a recognized institution of higher learning anywhere in the world.

These scholarships are awarded for a period of five years. An amount has been budgeted for each academic year and may be divided amongst one or more selected individuals. The Religion Education Committee of FEZANA will manage the eligibility of selection of awards. Awardees will be required to allow FEZANA and/or Zarathushti community to receive the tangible benefit from their study and /or research.
All interested Zarathushti individuals can request an application for scholarship from Lovji Cama Ph.D Chair, FEZANA Education, Scholarship and Conference Committee 58 Leroy St, Tenafly, NJ 07670. e.mail: ldcama@verizon.net 201-569-7359

Applications are invited for the

All scholarships are open to Zarathushti applicants who have obtained admission for attendance at institutions of higher learning (accredited degree-granting colleges or universities) in USA or Canada. SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships for the academic year 2008-2009 will be awarded in September 2008.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must complete the application form and provide documentation for:
(1) proof of USA or Canada citizenship. (For non citizens a minimum of one year or two semesters residency in USA or Canada academic institution is required)
(2)past academic records and accomplishments (attach documentation of the past four years only)
(3)program of study
(4)annual financial need including assistance already pledged by other funds, charitable institutions or the institution of choice;
(5)other financial assistance available from family and friends
(6)community service including contributions to Zarathushti functions and organizations
(7)three reference letters
AWARD CRITERIA: Applicants will be rated on Scholastic Achievement (40%), Financial Need (40%), Extracurricular Activities (10%) and Community Service (10%).
The Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi Endowment Scholarship of $5000 and the 20th anniversary FEZANA Scholarship of $3000 will be awarded to post graduate students for scholastic excellence

The Banoobai and Maneckshaw Kapadia Endowment Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded for
undergraduate studies to a student with good academic standing who demonstrates financial need.
APPLICATION Application forms are available from the FEZANA website at http://www.fezana.org or from Dr Dolly Dastoor (dollydastoor@sympatico.ca)
Completed application forms should be post-marked August 1, 2008 to DOLLY DASTOOR Ph.D, Chair, FEZANA Academic Scholarship Program, 3765, Malo, Brossard, Quebec Canada J4Y 1B4

FEZANA created an Excellence In Sports Scholarship (EXISS) Fund in 2006 The objectives of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to young Zarathushtis (between the ages of 10-30) who are performing exceptionally and at highly recognized levels in all areas of sports activity. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the recipients to get world-class training or study with experts in their field and thus fine tune and enhance their talent and capabilities. If you feel you would qualify for this scholarship, or need more information, e.mail us at exissfund@yahoo.com. To apply you will have to complete a formal
application which we will send you by e.mail once you have contacted us as to your intent to apply. Also check http://www.fezana.org The deadline for all applicants is March 31, 2008. For any further questions or information contact Khushchehr Italia, Co-Chair, exissfund@yahoo.com

The FEZANA Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship (P&CAS) provides financial support
to Zarathushtis who are performing artists in music, drama, etc. or practice other creative art forms like literature, poetry, fine arts, sculpture, painting, etc. The scholarship is to enable the recipients to study with experts in their field and fine tune and enhance their talent and capabilities, IT IS NOT FOR BASIC EDUCATION IN THE ABOVE FIELDS.

(1) profess and practice the Zarathushti faith

(2) be high school graduates

(3) be legal residents or citizens of USA or Canada. Foreign students holding legal status in USA or Canada may also apply provided they have been in North America for at least one year.

Applicants will be eligible to receive a maximum of two awards, which may or may not be in consecutive years.
SELECTION CRITERIA : Applicants will be judged on their academic preparation, and past record in their program of study, their commitment to pursue the chosen art form, their annual financial need, the assistance pledged by other sources, extra curricular activities and services performed for the Zarathushti community.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Application forms available on http://www.fezana.org
Submit five copies of the form with all attachments (including portfolio items) by March 31 2008 to SHERAZADE F. MEHTA, 5400 Preston Oaks Rd, #3048 Dallas TX 75354 (U.S.A.) Tel: (972) 385-4847 e-mail: sherazadem@yahoo.com

“To promote leadership among young Zoroastrians in the academic, social, and political spheres”
Ahura Scholarship invites young Zarathushtis to apply for leadership scholarship for academic year of 2008-
2009. Five scholarships were awarded last year, this year we are looking forward to receiving your applications.
Ahura scholarship is a one time grant for the amount of $3000 which may be used for undergraduate or graduate program for year of 2008-2009. Ahura Fellows receive $3,000; Ahura Strivers receive $1,000. Applicants must be talented Zarathushtis who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. Candidates of diverse nationalities are welcome to apply. Payment of the scholarship is dependent on receipt of a tuition statement and confirmed enrollment for the fall semester of 2008. All completed applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2008. For a copy of the application, please see http://www.pzo.info.
For specific questions please contact Koorosh Vakhshoori at vak1232003@yahoo.com

THE CONGRESS 2000 LEGACY AWARD by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
Each year, the award will recognize young Zarathushti students studying at the University level and who have
achieved excellence in their scholastic studies, in extracurricular activities and who have made substantial
contribution to Zarathushti community affairs. The award, eligibility and judging criteria available at http://www.zah.org

A list of miscellaneous scholarships is given below:

Fali Chothia Charitable Trust scholarships for students in NA universities. ferozafitch@lexicongraphics.net, tel: 301-564-3726, http://www.zamwi.org/about/2001FCCT.pdf

 ZAC (Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago) loans/scholarships for study in USA & Canada. ZACscholarships @yahoo.com, http://www.zac-chicago.org.

 ZSBC (Zoroastrian Society of British Columbia) awards scholarships to its members seeking admission to a university. Homi Italia, (604) 438-2076, http://www.zsbc.org.

 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships support graduate education for immigrants and children of immigrants.

 Houtan Scholarship Foundation offers a scholarship of $2,500 per semester for studies in Iranian language and culture. Visit http://www.houtan.org.

 Indo American Community Foundation offers scholarships of $3,000 per year to Indian Americans. Visit

 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) scholarships, for research in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Tajikistan). http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro. Also visit http://www.irex.org/programs/ roberts for study grants in Iran.

 Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund offers fellowships to scholars from any country and in any discipline, whose life, security or work is threatened in their home regions. Visit http://www.iie.org/SRF. Email: SRF@iie.org.

 Harvard’s Pluralism Project offers research grants. staff@pluralism.org; http://www.pluralism.org/research/student_grant.php. For summer internships, visit http://www.pluralism.org/resources/calendar/summer_internships.php
 National Science Foundation offers grants for documenting endangered languages. Visit v/Applicants/

Gates Millenium Scholars Program offers awards for science studies. Visit http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Education/Scholarships/Announcements/Announce-040607.htm.

 Global Environment Facility of the World Bank and YES, offers fellowships for entrepreneurs in field of renewable energy. Visit http:www.projects.takingitglobal.org/

 Scholarships for Commonwealth citizens. http://www.csfponline. org/hostcountries/uk/

 Royal Society scholarships in science.www.royalsoc.ac.uk /funding/

 arMarshall scholarships for Americans in UK. http://www.marshallscholarship.org.

 Fulbright exchange programs. Visit http://www.fulbrightexchanges.org/base/grant.asp.

 UNESCO ‘Information for All,’ an international information society initiative offers funding for information literacy projects. http://www.portal.unesco.org/ci/en/

 Indicorps fellowships for a one-year public service program in India. http://www.indicorps.org. Email:
info@indicorps.org, or contact 2004 Indicorps scholar roshnikasad@yahoo.com.

 Canadian Subsidy Directory contains 3100 listings of government grants and loans, including foundations and associations. $69.95. Call 450-224-9275.

Boren Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships. http://nsep.aed.org.
 Jacob E. Javits Fellowships. Undergrads or first year of graduate study. Includes social sciences, arts, humanities. http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html.
 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. All countries (except UK) eligible. http://www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk.
 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Graduate funding for career in government or public service.
Keyannejad-Kapadia Zoroastrian Scholarship Fund (endowed by Homi Kapadia and Mahkrokh Keyannejad) for a member of Triangle Fraternity. http://www.Triangle.org/TEF.

 Rotary Scholarships, to citizens of all countries where there are Rotary Clubs. Rotary ambassadorial Scholarships are at:www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/rotarian/award/avail.htm

 Goldwater Scholarships for sophomores and juniors, for mathematics, natural science, engineering.

A list of trusts/organizations in India, which support postgraduate studies abroad is given in Parsiana, December 2001. Contact Parsiana@vsnl.net.
 Scholarships mainly for students in India. http://educationsupport.nic.in/allscholarship.asp?allsch=Yes.
 Enginerring Scholarship by Northrop Grumman of $10,000 to student in Maryland, Baltimore and Illinois.


Courtesy : FEZANA Journal – Spring/March 2008 issue – http://www.fezana.org


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  • Respected Sir/ Madam,

    I Binaz Wadia has secured admission in B.E. in Electronics and Communicatons. My college name is Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology. My parents have paid Rs.2,35,000/- as yearly fees. I have secured 59% in XII(Sci.) and 76% in X.

    The adnission formality has got done yesterday and I will be getting my fees receipt after 5 days. My parents financial condition is not good. My mother takes tuition and earns approx. 1,50,000/- yearly. The course duration is of 4 years. My father is at home since last 14 years and is not working on health grounds. He is a heart patient.

    I have a brother named Jehan Wadia who is goind to do B.Sc. in Nautical Science. He also has cleared his XII(sci.) with 63% and Common Entrance Test of Indian Maritime University with distinction marks. His course is also equally expensive. He will be allloted the college on 23rd July. His estimated cost of the course is Rs3,00,000/-

    I request your honourable Trust to kindly help me with your Education fund.

    My address and phone no. is below:-

    Binaz Wadia
    401, Zorastrian Bldg,
    Opp. Narmad Library,
    Ghod-dod Road,
    Surat-395 007.
    Gujarat, INDIA
    Ph. no. 09725718312

    Your Sincerely,


  • Respected Sir Madam,

    I, Jehan Wadia has got 63% iin XII and 76% in X. I have secured distinction marks in Common Entrance Test and is heading for Chennai on 21st July for counselling. I will be alloted the college during counselling and will pay Rs.2,50,000/- as course fees.

    My parents financial condition
    is not good and my mother has taken Rs.4,00,000/- as loan from the family members to give us higher education.

    I request your trust to kindly help me with your Education Trust Fund.

    Thanking you,

    Your sincerely,

    Jehan Wadia

    p.s. Jehan Wadia, 401 Zoprastrian bldg., Opp. Narmad Library, Ghod-dod Road, Surat – 395007. Gujarat, India.
    Ph. no. 09725718312

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