According to a news report in India Journal, May 9, 2008:
“Prof Karbhari to Head Alabama Varsity’s Academic Wing SAN DIEGO, CA – An Indian-American professor has been chosen to head the Academic Affairs wing of prestigious University of Alabama in Huntsville.Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, from University of California, San Diego, was chosen Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs in the university.
Dr. Karbhari who has his roots in Pune, was named by Alabama University’s president David Williams, who called his performance “masterful”.“I am extraordinarily impressed by his energy and his academic prowess,” Williams said.
Karbhari, a professor of material science and structural engineering at University of Southern California, will join the Alabama University on September one.
“The University of Alabama in Huntsville has already had a tremendous impact and each of the five colleges has, in a short span of time, risen to a high level of excellence,” the distinguished Indian-American professor said.
Karbhari earned his doctorate at the University of Delaware in 1991, and his master’s and bachelor degrees at the University of Pune.”
SABA-DC/AAPI Happy Hour Fundraiser, Thursday, May 1, 2008
Join the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and the South Asian Bar Association of DC (SABA-DC) for an evening of networking that will benefit Upakar, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to Indian Americans who require additional financial assistance to pursue their educational, artistic and athletic goals.Take a moment to mix and mingle with young professionals in the area and support Upakar (
). Happy hour specials start at 6:00 PM.A recommended donation of $10 per person will be collected on admission and further donations are welcome. All proceeds will be donated directly to Upakar. Feel free to bring all your friends to support this very worthy cause!
When: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM Where: IndeBleu707 G St, NWWashington, DC 20001 Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Yellow, and Green Lines) Phone: 202-333-2538 Cost: $10 donation
MOOBED FARIDOON ZARDOSHTY – RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 201-569-7359
MEHRABAN AND MORVORID KHERADI (MMK) ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – THE FEZANA SCHOLAR.
FEZANA 20th ANNIVERSARY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
BANOOBAI AND MANECKSHAW KAPADIA (BMK) ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP Applications are invited for the
FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (2008-2009) FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (2008-2009)
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.
The MMK SCHOLARSHIP for $5000
The FEZANA 20th ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP $3000
The BMK SCHOLARSHIP for $1000 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 (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.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.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Applicants must
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AHURA SCHOLARSHIP MISSION:
“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.
ABOUT AHURA SCHOLARSHIP:
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 email@example.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:
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.
Multi use scholarship has been established by Spenta University in appreciation of Dr. Jasmine Moini’s support to Spenta University . The Dr. Jasmine Moini Scholarship is open to all who wish to pursue Zoroastrian Studies.
The scholarship ( maximum 27% of tuition ) can be used towards all courses or degree program of Spenta University .
You can apply anytime for Dr. Jasmine Moini scholarship by simply submitting a letter to Spenta University indicating why you want to pursue Zoroastrian Studies.
For more information about Spenta University courses and Dr. Jasmine Moiniï¿½s scholarship please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org