The idea of providing scholarships to students of Iranian
descent originated in 1984. In an afternoon of pondering about life and
setting goals, I realized that without the benefit of scholarships I
could not have achieved what I was achieving in my life. At that time, I
added the establishment of an organization dedicated to advance education
and providing scholarships to students, to my list of 20-year plan.
In 1993, I started a small local scholarship program through Iranian
Professional Society of Oregon. In 1998, wanting to expand the program
beyond the borders of the City of Portland, Momeni Family Fund, as part
of Oregon Community Foundation, was established. Momeni Family Fund was
involved in supporting educational and charitable organizations throughout
Oregon until 2001. In February 2001, Momeni Foundation was established as
the final stage of evolution of the original plan.
It is my hope that the recipients will also, some day, establish their
own scholarship programs.
Momeni Foundation is a non-profit organization described under section
501(c) (3) of IRS Code. Tax ID: 93-1317612