VAKHSHOORI Scholarships

Vakhshoori Foundation

Promoting leadership among Zoroastrian youth in academia, public life, and the arts
Announcing Vakhshoori Scholarship Recipients for the Academic Year 2016-2017.

http://www.vakhshoori.org/rec2016
This year’s winners are:

Mr. Kerman Daruwall: $5000

Doctor in Religions, specializing in Zoroastrianism, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, England

Mr. Goodarz Mehr: $5,000
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia, USA

Mr. Arman Izadi: $3,000
PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virgina Tceh University,Virginia, USA

Ms. Ayesha Rabadi: $2,000
PhD in Education, Columbia University, New York, USA

Mr. Arash Yazdani: $1,000
PhD in Materials Science and Egineering, UC San Diego, CA, USA

Ms. Delshad Shroff: $1,000
M.S. in Education, Columbia University, New York, USA

Each winner has shown exceptional leadership in his or her respective academic field, community, and life in general. We invite you to visit www.vakhshoori.org to view short video clips that some of the winners have provided detailing their personal views, life experiences and pledges.
Daryoosh Vakhshoori

Member of the board of directors
Vakhshoori scholarship

NSF (National Science Foundation) Student Grants to Supports PM Industry. Las Vegas, June 13–16 2017

Dear All,
The National Science Foundation is offering 40 Grants/Scholarship (no cost except air) for students in the US, from any Engineering/Science discipline to attend the Annual PM (Powder Metallurgy) Conference in Las Vegas, to get them exposed to the field of Powder Metallurgy – a super niche technology.

Please review the Grant Request below and also my communication with Jim Adams the Executive Director of MPIF/APMI. Time is short.
It would be great opportunity for our community youngsters to participate, learn, and network.
Thanks,
Edul Daver

EMAIL: eduldaver@gmail.com

The National Science Foundation has announced the approval of a grant program to support 40 students from U.S. institutions to attend POWDERMET2017 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials) and AMPM2017 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) in Las Vegas, June 13–16.

The awards will cover the full conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and two luncheons) and three-nights hotel accommodations in double occupancy. Any travel-related expenses are covered by the student or his/her institution.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be attending a U.S. institution when applying
  • Students must attend the entire conference (June 13–16)
  • Participation at conference (one of the following):
    • Primary author on accepted technical paper
    • Primary co-author on accepted technical poster
    • Commitment to submit a technical poster on activities at their institution, if selected
  • Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible
  • Deadline is February 24

For more details, including how to apply, please visit POWDERMET2017.org and select the “Student Grant Opportunity.”

Sincerely,

James P. Adams
Executive Director/CEO

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!! 2017-18 UPCOMING ZAGBA EVENTS

 

  • September 16-NY’s Dar-e-Mehr Trip: On popular demand, we are again organizing a trip to NY’s Dar-e-Mehr.  The Evite will be going out in August. We will be taking this trip by bus and for those who want to travel by their car, can meet the ZAGBA group straight at the Dar-e-Mehr. ZAGBA has already booked a bus again for this year and as most of you know from last year’s trip, the seats on the bus are limited to approx. 50-52 seats.  So reservations will be strictly on first come basis (no favors), and hence with respect to your responses, please make sure you RSVP straight on the Evite in a timely manner.  Sending your RSVP to ZAGBA by email or telling a board member will not be counted as an RSVP. It has to be on the Evite. Families with young kids, please note that if coming by bus, this trip is only for kids 4 years and above.
Only a confirmed R​SVP along with your check mailed by the set deadline to the treasurer, will finalize your place on the bus.
​Please lookout for more details in the Evite, when sent.​

 

  • October 14, 2017—Jashan & Gahambar Dinner

 

  • February 10, 2018—Game Night

 

  • March 24, 2018—Navroze/Nowruz Celebration

 

Please pencil in these dates in your calendars.

(Note: these dates are tentative, depending on weather conditions.  All events will be confirmed prior to the date by way of an Evite.)

 

Warm regards,​

 

ZAGBA Board

Children’s Religious Education Classes

2017-2018 Class Dates:
October 1, 2017
November 5, 2017
December 3, 2017
January 7, 2018
February 11, 2018
March 4, 2018
April 8, 2018
May 6, 2018
June 3, 2018

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (Please plan to arrive by 1:45)

Place: Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford MA 01730

(yellow building in the back past the brick building of the Town Hall)

Kids’ Club Room Numbers 149 to 152 (on lower level) Entrance to this wing of the building is from the door (at the inside corner of the building) to the right of the main entrance doors.

Class Format: The minimum age limit to register for the Zarathushti Classes is 4 years old as of September 1st of that year.

The class format consists of the following five classes with separate teachers for each class.

Class I Pre-School to Kindergarten (Teacher: Nasreen Bhumgara)

Class II Grade 1 to Grade 3 (Teachers: Vahishta Cowasji and Anaheet Gazder)

Class III Grade 4 to Grade 6 (Teacher: Farhad Panthaki)

Class IV Grade 7 and 8 (Teacher: Kaizad Patel)

Class V Grade 9 and up (Teacher: Parastu Dubash)

Children going to Grade 1, 4, 7 and 9 in September will transfer to Class II, III, IV & V respectively, in the September class every year. In order to meet the cost of renting the facility and for expenses related to preparation of class materials and handouts, we would like parents to register for the full year by bringing a check payable to ZAGBA for $100 (1 child) or $150 (2 children) or $180 (3 children) to the September class.

Contact Information: For more information or to register for the classes, please contact Farhad Panthaki or any of the other teachers listed below.

Nasreen Bhumgara Email: nrb2018@gmail.com


Vahishta Cowasji Email: gativ2004@yahoo.com


Anaheet Gazder Email: anaheet@gmail.com


Farhad Panthaki Email: fpanthaki@yahoo.com


Kaizad Patel Email: Kaizad@townisp.com


Parastu Dubash Email: parastu3@gmail.com