Vakhshoori Foundation Scholarships

Vakhshoori Foundation
Promoting leadership among Zoroastrian youth in academia, public life, and the arts
We are extremely happy with the quality of our applicants this year.
Here are this year’s winners:
• Mr. Mehrbod Khanizadeh: $10,000
o Doctor in Religions, specializing in Zoroastrianism,
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, England
• Mr. Arash Zandian: $7,000
o PhD in Mechanical Engineering,
University of California, Irvine
• Mr. Dinsha Mistree: $5,000
o PhD in Political Science,
Princeton University, NJ
• Mr. Bahman Zohour: $4,000
o PhD in Chemical Engineering,
University of California, Los Angeles
• Ms. Yasaman Dmehri: $3,000
o Medical student,
University of California, Riverside
• Ms. Simin Kiany: $3,000
o PhD in Immunology/Cancer Biology,
University of Texas at Houston / MD Anderson Cancer Center
• Ms. Elham Yazdani: $3,000
o Ph.D. in Business Administration,
The David Eccles School of Business, Utah University
• Ms. Nousheen Bastani: $2,000
o PhD in Sustainable Agriculture,
University of British Columbia, Canada
• Ms. Zenobia Ravji: $1,000
o MS in Journalism,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Each winner has shown exceptional leadership in his or her respective academic field, community, and life in general. Here are their biographies in brief. We invite you to visit to view short video clips that some of the winners have provided detailing their personal views and life experiences.
Koorosh Vakhshoori
Member of the board of directors
Vakhshoori scholarship


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