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2021-2022 Scholarship Update

The Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program

2021-2022 Scholarship

Extended Deadline

Due to the fact that some school districts have delays in providing required documents to potential Applicants, the Scholarship Selection Committee hereby extends the deadline for applications to July 30, 2021. 

Please refer to the original post for more information about the application form.

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2021-2022 Scholarship

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

Iran Arbabi Scholarship

The Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students of Iranian descent entering or attending an accredited post-secondary institution. The scholarship is granted annually to at least one eligible applicant, selected based on the eligibility criteria listed below. An independent committee that consists of a panel of distinguished scholars and chaired by a member of the ICEC Board of Trustees screens applications in the summer. Members of the selection committee may also interview the finalists. The recipient (s) may use the scholarship to attend an accredited college across the United States. Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline for undergraduate or graduate studies.

2021-2022 Scholarship

For the academic year 2021-2022, two separate scholarships will be awarded to applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and are selected by the Selection Committee. The second donation has been made possible by a donation from the National University of Iran Alumni Association.

Basic Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements to be considered for the Iran Arbabi Scholarship. They must:

  1. Be of Iranian descent;
  2. Lawfully reside in the Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, United Sates;
  3. Submit verification of participation in activities that promote Persian culture and heritage to include, but not limited to attendance at a Farsi language school, participation in Persian art or cultural group (music, dance, theater, etc.), volunteer activities for a Persian community-based charity, active participation in a Persian student association, etc.
  4. Attend, or be accepted for attendance, at an accredited American college or university in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program in Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia.
  5. If attending, or accepted for attendance, an undergraduate program:
  6. a) Possess a high school diploma, or the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma,
  7. b) Have good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  8. If attending a graduate program: a) Possess proof of successful completion of undergraduate studies, i.e., Bachelor degree `

All participants need to:

  1. Complete and submit a Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Two letters of recommendation; at least one letter should be from an instructor/professor or other high school/college professional;
  3. An official transcript with the college seal on it;
  4. Two one-page essays each on:
    1. What are your dreams and aspirations?
    2. How has your cultural heritage formed the person you are, and in what way will this serve you as an asset to promote Persian language and culture in the future?

 

Important Application Dates

 

May 15, 2021 – ICEC starts accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Application Form will be available for download from the ICEC website at: http://iraneducationalcenter.org/scholarship-application/

June 30, 2021 (Extended to July 30, 2021)– Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the 2021-2022 Scholarship Program.  Application materials must be mailed in one packet to:

 

Iran Abrabi Scholarship Program

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

14644 Pinto Lane, Rockville, MD 20850-3536

 

 Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent separately. Incomplete, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be considered.

 

August 15, 2021: Winners of the scholarship will be notified, and names will be posted on the ICEC web site.

 

 Scholarship Conditions

 

The Iran Arbabi Scholarships may be used to supplement existing benefits from the student’s college or university, or from other foundations or organizations. Recipients may use the scholarship to cover the costs of tuition, fees, room, and board. Funds will be paid to selected candidates upon receiving transcripts and proof of course registration and enrollment. Financial need may be taken into consideration in awarding a scholarship. If the Scholarship Committee determines that financial need will be taken into consideration, the applicant may be required to provide financial information at a later time.

A recipient’s scholarship can be revoked if the student:

  • fails to graduate from high school;
  • fails to enroll in an institution of higher education in the year for which the scholarship was awarded;
  • fails to comply with the rules, regulations or conditions of the institution the student attends; or
  • receives the scholarship through error or contrary to law.

Retroactive payment of the scholarship is not permitted.

 

2020-2021 School Year (updated August 2020)

Dear Parents,
 
At present, the ICEC plan is to begin the year offering virtual instruction for grades 1 and up on Saturdays, starting on Saturday, September 19th.  Instructional sessions will be 60 minutes for grades 1 and 2 and 75 minutes for the rest of the classes. A detailed schedule will be imparted via email and ICEC website during the week of September 14th, right after the online registration window that will be from August 27th to September 10th.  New students will be invited, through email, for virtual orientation and a short interview on September 12th.
 
For further information regarding the registration, including the tuition please refer to:
 
 

2020-2021 Registration ( updated August 2020)

Click on registration  to see the steps.

Returning Families: 

  1. login to the site ( login tab on top right side of home page)
  2. Use your username or email that you used to register with your password
  3. Use menu on the right of the page to update any information
  4. click on second menu item on the right to register and pay and add a new student
  5. Pay on line with Paypal or credit card or come to school on registration day to pay by check

New Families:

Starting on August 27, 2020, you can follow the steps below to pre- register

  1. Go to new families link (below) to pre-register
  2. you need to choose a username and password and an email address for “the primary account owner”.  This person can login to see the homework, update the information and receives email from the teacher.
  3. choose a username and password for each student
  4. Fill the registration form  ( Do not go to the payment section, do not pay)
  5. Due to COVID-19 we will not have in-person orientation and registration. New students, who wish to join grades one to seven, will be invited  to a virtual orientation and interview on Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to finish their registration. ( make sure you check the primary parent’s email and junk mail folder prior to orientation dated)

Each student needs to have an email address,  If he/she does not have email address yet, use something like firstname.lastname@myemail.com to preregister.  You can change it when he/she has an email address.

Registration Priority:

1-Returning Students
2- Returning Students’ siblings
3- Pre-registered  New Families
4- Walking New families

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email info@iraneducationalcenter.org

RIP Hamid (David) Fadae

It is with the greatest of sadness that ICEC announces the heartbreaking news of the death of our friend of School, Mr. Hamid Fadae.  He passed away on Friday March 6th after a sudden massive heart attack. On behalf of our community at ICEC, we are sending out to his family, our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy.

Mr. Hamid Fadae will be deeply missed in ICEC, leaving behind only those fond memories. He always celebrated life and enjoyed it to the fullest.  His positive outlook on life was most admirable, even contagious some would say. He always had a smile for everyone and was highly regarded by everyone who ever had the opportunity to meet him.

This is truly a great loss to our ICEC school and to our community as a whole. He will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

Nowruz Event Cancellation

Cancellation of ICEC Nowruz Program, March 7th, 2020

 
The impact of the coronavirus outbreak worldwide and especially in Iran is evident.

It’s difficult to predict the wider impact the coronavirus will have in the weeks to come. Nonetheless, we must take into consideration the recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control).  In addition, we consider the recommendations of these organizations in light of the likelihood that members of our community may have recently traveled to places of higher risk for the virus.

Consequently, it is with great regret and the utmost regard for safety of our Children and community members, that ICEC has an obligation to cancel the upcoming Nowruz Program scheduled for March 7, 2020. 

We wish to thank all Organizers, Parents, extracurricular activities leaders, 
Volunteers, Teachers, Students, and Vendors for their outstanding efforts and collaboration in preparation of our Nowruz Program.

Happy and healthy Nowruz to all,

Nowruz Meeting and Volunteers Sign Up

Nowruz Committee of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to attend the first ICEC Nowruz Committee meeting in 2020 on Saturday January 11, 2020  from 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM.

Meeting agenda:
    1- Nowruz activities update by various groups.
    2- Volunteer tasks/assignments
    3- Class Liaison update
    4- PDT, YIM and YIP update
    5- Other tasks
    6- Q/A
     

Nowruz Volunteers:

Please use the following link to volunteer for different tasks.  Your participation and support of Nowruz Committee will be critical to make this celebration another successful event.

Please notice that some of the tasks are required to be performed prior to and some of them are for after the event on March 7th. 

Nowruz Volunteers sign up Link 

If you have any question please send an email to : 

Nowruz coordinator :  Nowruz@iraneducationalcenter.org

or

CSA President:  CSA@iraneducationalcenter.org