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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 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

End of School Year 2019-2020

 

Dear Parents, 

We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your unwavering support, as we look back on the 2019-2020 academic year and its unique challenges. Your strong role in the education of your children allowed us to continue to stay connected with them and engage them in meaningful learning.  This support has its roots in our shared belief in the importance of preserving cultural heritage and passing it onto the next generation to equip them for the real world where cultural awareness is key to peace and prosperity.   

Transitioning from face-to-face to virtual instruction would not have been successful without your crucial support and the hard work of our dedicated instructional staff. Once it became evident that Maryland Schools would not open for the remainder of the academic year, the instructional staff, although with little or no experience in online language instruction, welcomed the challenge and worked tirelessly to provide their students with purposeful and engaging learning experiences. In this effort, they also identified and effectively used a variety of online authentic resources to enhance instruction. This resulted in students’ positive response to the new learning environment, as reflected by their perfect to near perfect attendance in most classes.  In light of this uplifting experience, we are convinced that regardless of what the Maryland School system may decide in the fall, our community will remain strong and continue to thrive.   

Looking forward, Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC), the same as any other educational institution, will take advantage of the summer months to prepare for any possibility, i.e., face-to-face, online, or the combination of face-to-face and online instruction.  To this end, summer work will be a combination of teacher training, curriculum refinement, and sample learning plans development as listed below:

  • Review and revise the program of studies to make it more adaptable to online instruction;
  • Provide the instructional staff with ongoing professional development on learner-centered strategies;
  • Identify authentic resources to more effectively integrate culture, content, and language;
  •  Develop sample learning plans based on World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.

Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to share with us your thoughts and suggestions. We value your input and look forward to it.  We will be in touch.  

Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy, and pleasant summer,

ICEC

Opening Status

Dear ICEC Family and Friends;

We at ICEC wish you warm regards and hope you are doing well.  As we find ourselves adapting to a new (but temporary) lifestyle, we hope that each and every one of you is taking the time to find comfort, joy and love with your family and friends, whether under your roof at home or remotely through technology.

As you may be aware, public schools, and the use of public-school facilities, in Montgomery County continue to be closed until at least April 24, 2020.  Consequently, ICEC must continue to suspend classes.  At this time, there is no fixed date as to when we may be able to resume classes.

We will provide regular updates as soon as we have more information.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Please be well and be safe. 

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 

 

 

Donations


Dear Friends of Iran Cultural and Educational Center,

In the spirit of this giving season, if you plan to donate to some cause, you may wish to consider donations that benefit a Persian cultural or educational activity. There are a number of such organizations that are active and registered as non-profit organization in the Washington Metropolitan area.

As you are aware, one such organization is the Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC), registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Maryland. ICEC is non-commercial, non-partisan and non-sectarian and with no political or religious affiliation to any group, party or government.  Since its inception in 1990, ICEC’s sole mission has been “to create a nurturing environment that strengthens the sense of connection, pride and appreciation of Iranian culture, heritage and history.”

ICEC is a registered member of the United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you wish to make a contribution to ICEC through United Way campaigns, please visit https://unitedwaynca.org/nonprofit-partner-search  and enter designation number 8643 for ICEC as a non-profit partner. To contribute to ICEC through CFCNCA, please enter designation number 24136 on your CFCNCA form. All contributions to ICEC, according to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor).

ICEC Board of Trustees, Officers and Teachers

2019-2020 School Year Scholarship

ICEC Iran Arbabi Scholarship

For

2019-20 Academic Year Accepts Applications

 

ICEC is pleased to announce the award of Two (2) scholarships to eligible applicants for the academic year of 2019-2020 as follows:

  • $2,000.00 from Iran Arbabi annual scholarship fund
  • $2,000.00 from donated funds by National University of Iran Alumni

For more information and how to apply, please click on the link below:

2019-2020 Scholarship  Link

کمک هزینه آموزشی ایران اربابی

برای سال آموزشی ۲۰۱۹ ـ ۲۰۲۰ درخواست می پذیرد

 

مرکز فرهنگی وآموزشی ایران با خرسندی به آگاهی می رساند که در سال آموزشی ۲۰۱۹ ـ ۲۰۲۰، دو

 در خواست کننده دارای شرایط  کمک هزینه آموزشی دریافت خواهند کرد

ا- ۲۰۰۰ دولار از حساب سالانه کمک هزینه آموزشی ایران اربابی

ب- ۲۰۰۰ دولار از حساب اهدایی انجمن دانشجویان پیشین دانشگاه ملی ایران

فرم های درخواست وآگاهی های بیشتر در سامانه مرکزموجود است

2019-2020 Scholarship  لینک  

2018-2019 Graduation

پایان سال آموزشی
٨ ژوئن ٢٠١٩

،خانواده های گرامی

ِ .پایان سال آموزشی مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران در روز شنبه ٨ ژوئن ٢٠١٩ خواهد بود

:برنامه ی روز پایانی سا ل آموزشی مرکز به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود
 از ساعت ٩:٣٠ تا ١١:٠٠ بامداد ادامه برنامه های آموزشی هفتگی در کلاس های درس
از ساعت ١١:٠٠ بامداد تا ١١:٤٥ بامداد شرکت خانواده ها در کلاس های درس برای تشویق دانش آموزان به  هنگام دریافت کارنامه   های   آموزشی

.شرکت شما در روز پایانی سال آموزشی سبب تشویق فرزندانمان خواهد شد

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

 

School Graduation, June 8, 2019

Dear Parents,

The end of school year graduation of Iran Cultural and Educational Center will be held on June 8th, 2019.

The program will be as follow:

– Students will attend their regular classes from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
– Parents will visit the classes from 11:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

We thank you in advance for joining us

Iran Cultural and Educational Center