2013 Student Scholarship Award Ceremony

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IAAP student scholarship ceremony for the year 2013 was held on Thursday Nov. 14 2013.

The main objective of Student Scholarship:

  • To recognize the outstanding academic achievements and excellent service to the Iranian and Iranian-American Communities by Iranian college students attending universities in the DC area and the Eastern United States.
  • To promote the financial support of these scholarships among the large Iranian community in the area.

IAAP Scholarship Application Form for 2013:

Your resume MUST contain:

Detailed information about your post-secondary education including

Academic

  • School/College/University Names & Addresses
  • Majors & Minors
  • Starting & Ending Dates
  • Degrees Expected or Obtained
  • Significant academic achievements (awards, scholarship, ranking, recognitions)
  • Membership to professional Society (PS)
  • Internship /work /teaching experience
  • List of publications and presentations for post graduates
  • GPA

Services

  • Your important services to Iranian and Iranian-American communities including
  • Social services
  • Academic services
  • General services
  • Two references (Names and Contact information)

 

Application Evaluation Criteria (Scores)

Degree Candidate

Academic

(Max)

Service

(Max)

Total

(Max)

BS and MS

60

40

100

Ph.D

70

30

100

 

Detailed Criteria & Scores


 

Award Selection Process

 

A sample score sheet for PhD category

Award Decision Process
  • Competition in each degree category is kept separate from other categories, i.e., all BS applications compete with each other, MSs with Ms and PhD with PhDs.
  • Each Committee members evaluates assigned applications and ranks applicants based on scores received
  • Overall ranking in each category is finalized in a Scholarship Committee meeting by discussing each application and comparing panel members scores and ranking.
  • Number of award in each degree category is roughly proportional to the number of applications in that category.

 

Statistics: 2013 Applicants

 

Institution BS MS PhD MD Fellows Total
Univ. of Maryland UMD 2 4 12 18
John Hopkins Univ. JHU 2 5 6 13
West Virginia Univ. WVU 2 11 13
Pennsylvania State Univ. PSU 8 8
Univ. of Virginia UVA 2 4 6
George Washington Univ. GWU 1 2 3
State Univ. of New York SUNY 1 2 3
Princeton Univ. Princeton 1 2 3
Morgan State Univ. Morg S U 1 2 3
In Iran Iran 1 6 1 8
Others Others 5 6 6 17
Total Submitted 12 26 51 6 95

 

Other Institutions:

 

  • Harvard University
  • Howard University
  • George Mason University
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Towson University
  • Brown University
  • More…

 

Ineligible Applications
Ineligible Institutions BS MS PhD MD Fellows Total
From Iran 1 6 1 8
Outside Eastern US 0 2 1 3
Total Ineligible 1 8 2   11
Total Evaluated 11 18 49 6 84

 

Total Awards for this year: 21
Degree program Number of applicants Number of awards
BS Degree 12 5
MS Degree 26 6
PhD & MD Fellow 57 10
Totals 95 21

 

IAAP Scholarship: Applications and Awards

 

IAAP Scholarship: Yearly Applications

 

Pool of Qualified Applicants (By Gender)
Group Level No. of Applicants Percent M F
Group I Bachelor 11     13.1 3 8
Master 18     21.4 6 12
Group II PhD 49     58.3 37 12
MD Fellows 6     7.1 4 2
Total 84     100.0 50 34

 

Ranked Contributions to 2013 Awards (In the order received)
Dr. Javid Javan Mr. Firooz Soltani
Dr. Cyrus Tahmassebi Mr. Dariush Maanavi
Dr. Hossein Razavi Dr. and Mrs. Farkhondeh
Remembering Shiraz Friends of Hossein in DC
Mr. Mohammad Soleimani Shahin FC Soccer Club
Dr. Payam Aghassi Ms. Sousan S. Altaie
Dr. Fariborz Ghadar Ms. M.M. R.
Dr. Iraj Saadat Dr. Mohammad Alijani
In honor of Faez Dashtestani Dr. Hossein Dashti
Mr. Alex Moghavem Mr. Bahram Sheikholeslami

 

Geographic Distribution of the Recipients of 2013 Awards (By State)
Ranking

State

Number of Awardees

Percent

1

MD

7

33.33

2

VA

4

19.05

3

PA

3

14.29

4

NY

3

14.29

5

DC

1

4.76

6

WV

1

4.76

7

MA

1

4.76

8

RI

1

4.76

Total  

21

100

 

Geographic Distribution of the Recipients of 2013 Awards (By School)
Ranking Learning Institutions

Number of Awards

1 Johns Hopkins University

4

2 Penn State University

3

3 University of Maryland

3

4 University of Virginia

3

5 SUNY

2

6 Howard University

1

7 West Virginia University

1

8 George Washington University

1

9 New School

1

10 Harvard College

1

11 Rhode Island School of Design

1

Total

21

 

Top Performers (By Gender)

Degree

Male

Female

Total

Ratio

Top Performer

BS

3

2

5

3:2

M

MS

1

5

6

5:1

F

PhD

6

2

8

3:1

M

MD Fellows

2

0

2

UND

M

Total

12

9

21

 

Recipients of IAAP 2013 Student Scholarship Awards (Group I)
Degree Ranking Name Major School
BS

1

Nima Sarfaraz Bioengineering Premed UMD

2

Leila Stahr Neurobiology Harvard

3

John Kangarlu Biochem/Physics SUNY

4

Deena Ameen Film/Animations/Video RISD

5

Rustin Golnabi Matls. Science & Eng. JHU
MS

1

Neda Nassiriani EE WVU

2

Sahar Ava Shirazi Law UVA

3

Naemeh Pourshafei Molecular Biochemistry GW

4

Shirin Baghai Journalism New School

5

Sam Shirazi Law UVA

6

Zahra Nazari Painting & Drawing SUNY

 

Recipients of IAAP 2013 Student Scholarship Awards (Group II)
Degree Ranking Name Major School
PhD

1

Talajeh Livani Int’l. Development UMD

2

Ahmadreza Moradi* Medical JHU

3

Maryam Peer Lachegurabi Chemical Engineering PSU

4

Iraj Hosseini Biomedical Engineering JHU

5

Hossein Foroutan Mechanical Engineering PSU

6

Nariman Nezami* MD Cancer Prevention JHU

7

Soheil Bahrampour EE PSU

8

Murteza Shahkolahi Medical Howard

9

Mostafa Mollanejad Civil Eng. (Transport Eng.) UVA

10

Mohammad Noshad Electrical Engineering UVA
*MD Fellow