we are helping to build a bright future for the global Iranian community


Who We Are

The Iranian Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that the very best and most promising Iranian-American students, who are committed to the preservation of Iranian culture, are provided the financial means to attend university. We are entirely comprised of volunteers who believe that by supporting the academic pursuits of these exceptional students, we are helping to build a bright future for the global Iranian community.

Our Leadership

Board of

Our Board of Trustees is composed of philanthropists, business owners, state senators and other leading members of the Iranian-American community who believe that supporting the best and brightest of our youth is the best way to support our heritage and the future of our community.


Dr. Ali Jarrahi

M.D. and Philanthropist


Senator Cyrus Habib

Washington State 


Mr. Majid Rahimian

Business Owner and


Mr. Faraj Aalaie

President & CEO
 of Aquantia


Mr. Mohsen Moazami

Founder & Managing 
Director of
Columbus Nova
Technology Partners


Mrs. Azadeh Hariri

Chair & Founder of ISF,

Business Owner
and Philanthropist


Our Gala Committee is charged with creating an annual event that celebrates our ISF students, their hard work and their families, and brings together the entire ISF community so that we may strengthen our bonds and rededicate ourselves to the vital mission of supporting the academic pursuits of our exceptional youth.

Mrs. Alaheh Mortazavi

Mrs. Laleh

Mrs. Mastaneh Zavieh​

Dr. Gita Meshkat Razavi

Mrs. Parastoo Maboudi

Mr. Mehdi Safipour​

Ms. Nina Mahjoub


Our Selection Committee is responsible for selecting the most promising students to receive our scholarships, choosing students who have demonstrated not only academic excellence and financial need but also a commitment to giving back to the Iranian community the fruits of their academic and professional pursuits.

Mrs. Azadeh Hariri

Chair & Founder of ISF
Business Owner and Philanthropist

Dr. Abbas Milani

Director of Iranian Studies
at Stanford University

Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar

Professor of Persian Studies
at University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Mehdi Safipour

Real Estate and Community Activist

Dr. Gita Meshkat Razavi

Dr. Khandan Keyomarsi

Professor at University of Texas,
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Mitra Akhtari

Economist at Airbnb

Treasurer, Secretary and Administrator

Our Treasurer, who is also ISF’s Secretary and Administrator, is responsible
for ensuring the strictest standards of fiscal responsibility and transparency
regarding the stewardship of our funds, and the highest level of administrative efficiency for all of our programs and events.

Mr. Mehdi Safipour

Real Estate and Community Activist