Scholarships

We offer 4-year, 2-year, and 1-year scholarships thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Jagmohan Das Bapalal Shah Award
Drs. Jayendra and Meena Shah created a scholarship in memory of Jayendra’s father Sri Jagmohan Das Shah. This award was established in 1993 and actually was the first seed money that enabled start the Scholarship Fund. Since that time, there have been 12 Shah award winners and the Shah family has donated $12,000 to the IASF.
Sanghvi and Kadaba Family award
This award is presented by two families that are long time residents of Atlanta. The two families were united by marriage and now present this scholarship. Prasanna and Usha Kadaba and their son Wab have been active in IACA since its inception. Wab could not be with us today but has served on the IASF committee. Tushar Sanghvi and Hema Sanghvi and their two children Ami Kadaba and Ketan Sanghvi has been active in IACA for many years. These two families have now donated over $18,000 to the IASF. Presenting todays award for leadership is Mr. Tushar Sanghvi. In 2017, Wab Kadaba sponsored a 4 yr scholarship in honor of his father Dr. Prasanna Kadaba.
The Aman Daftari Memorial Award
This award is sponsored by Kishor and Tarla Daftari and their son and daughter in law Dr. Tapan and Anisa Daftari. The Daftaris have supported the IASF since its inception in 1993 and have been funding an annual award since that time. The Daftaris currently sponsor a 2 yr. award in memory of Tarla and Kishor’s grandson and Tapan and Anisa’s son Aman. The Daftari’s have donated over $52,000 to the IASF.
The Bandukwala Family
Drs. Ibrez and Claire Bandukwala are very active in the IASF and Ibrez currently serves on the IASF committee. They have now donated over $8000 to the IASF.
The Bansal Family award
Raj and Ritu Bansal and their family Mina and Kush Bansal are very active in IACA and the Sanatan Mandir. Raj has served as the Chairman of the Board of Governers of the Sanatan Mandir. The Bansals have donated over $4000 to the IASF.
The Boyapalli Reddy Award
The Boyapalli Reddy Leadership Award is sponsored by Ram and Rama Reddy and their son Raghu in honor of their father and grandfather Boyapalli Reddy. Raghu and his family first presented a scholarship in 2007 and continue to support the IASF. Raghu currently serves in the US military and has achieved great success in this career. The Reddy family has now generously donated over $26,500 to the IASF.
The CSV Rajappa Memorial Award
This scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Paddy Sharma and her husband Chandler Sharma and her mother, Alamelu Rajappa in honor of Paddy Sharma’s father. The Sharma’s have donated 5000 to the IASF
The Darshan S. Bhatia Memorial Award
Dr. Darshan Bhatia first established the Kuldip Bhatia award in 1994 as a four year scholarship to a college bound senior, in honor of his wife. Dr. Bhatia and Mrs. Kuldip Bhatia are no longer with us but their scholarship has continued secondary to the generosity of their 3 sons. Dr. Bhatia was a strong advocate of higher level education receiving his doctoral degree from MIT and serving as a research scientist and executive with the Coca Cola company for greater than 20 years. The Bhatia family is one of the original benefactors of the IASF donated over $39,500 to the IASF.
The Ishwarlal B. Shroff Memorial Award
Dr. Girish Shroff has presented the Ishwalal Shroff Memorial Award in honor of his father. The Shroff family has been active in IACA for many years and established their scholarship in 1997 and have funded this award ever since. The Shroff family has now donated over $19,000 to the IASF.
The Jasumati B. Patel Memorial Award
This award is generously donated by Mr. Bhupendra Patel and his daughters Amisha and Rina in honor of his wife and their mother, Mrs. Jasumati Patel. This award was first presented in 2003 as a 1 yr. scholarship and is now generously presented as a 2 yr. scholarship. The Patel family has now donated over $33,000 to the IASF.
The Kirpalani family award
Rohit and Joy Kirpalani and their family Serena and Sahil have been very active in IACA and the Sanatan Mandir. They have donated over $3000 to the IASF.
The Mainthia Family
Nik and Nandita Mainthia have been very active in IACA for many years and have been very supportive of the IASF. They made their first donation in 2000 and have now donated over $11,000 to the IASF.
The Manocha Family
Anuj and Bindu are long time residents of Atlanta and have been supporters of the IASF since 2000. Anuj currently serves as the chairman of the IASF and Bindu and their kids Shefali, Ajay and Nikhil are active in the IASF. The Manocha Family has now donated over $21,500 to the IASF.
The Narahari Mahadeo Kelkar Memorial Award
This award is presented by Smita Kelkar , and daughter and son-in- law Sucheta and Anantha Kamath in honor of Mrs. Kelkar’s husband and Sucheta’s father N.M. Kelkar. The Kamath’s are very active in the community and Ananth served as the IACA president and on the Board of Directors. They have now donated over $20,000 to the IASF.
The P.V. Jagannatha Rao, M.D. Memorial Award
This award is a 4-year scholarship created by Drs. Ravi and Seshu Sarma in loving memory of Dr. Ravi Sarma’s father, Dr. P.V. Rao. In 1993, Dr. Sarma founded the IASF and served as its chairman until 2002. Dr. Sarma served many roles in the formation of IACA and the ICRC. Dr. Sarma presently serves the vital role of advisor to the IASF. In addition to his tireless efforts for the IASF, the Sarma family has now donated a staggering $105,000 to the IASF.
The Paramesh and Bala Family Award
The Paramesh and Bala Family award is funded by Dr. and Mrs. Geeta and Ayer Bala and their daughter and son-in- law Dr. Ram and Deepa Paramesh. The families have donated over $11,000 to the IASF.
The Paras Shah Memorial Award
This award was first presented in 1998 by Dr. Taru Shah and Mr. Navin Shah. The Shah’s are long time residents of Atlanta and this award was established in the memory of their son, Paras. The Shah family has donated over $13000 to the IASF.
The Parikh Family Award
This award is presented by Laxmikant and Sheela Parikh and their son and daughter in law Dr. Shatul and Rakhee Parikh. The Parikh family have been long time residents of Atlanta and Shatul and Rakhee currently serve on the IASF Committee. The Parikh family has now donated over $7500 to the IASF.
The Raghavan Family
The Raghavan Family is a well known benefactor in the Atlanta community and has given many generous charitable donations throughout the city to both Indian and non- Indian organizations. We are very fortunate that they sponsor a 4 year scholarship to the IASF and have now donated over $54,000 to the IASF.
The Ram and Shubhangi Navalkar Memorial Award
Sekhar and Sudevi Ghosh have created the Navalkar Memorial Award in honor of Sudevi’s parents Ram and Shubhangi Navalkar. Sudevi is a long time resident of Atlanta and Sekhar is active on the IASF committee. They have now donated over $13,500 to the IASF.
The Ramachandra Rao Memorial Award
This award if presented by Dr. and Mrs. B. Krishna and Rajyam Mohan in memory of Mrs. Rajyam Mohan’s father. The Mohan family is very active in the Indian community especially the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale. The Mohan family has contributed over $6000 to the IASF.
The Ramesh Family Award
The Ramesh Family Foundation provides funding to various organizations that strive to improve the quality of people’s lives affected by poverty or emergency situations through grants. Mathangi and Seth Ramesh have been living in Atlanta since 1996. They are actively involved with the running community and are members of Atlanta Track club. They have two sons, graduating from the Wharton business school and Ohio State University. They started a 4 yr scholarship 3 yrs ago and have now donated 9000 to the IASF.
The Sadashiv Bhargave Memorial Award
Mr. and Mrs. Jagan and Suman Bhargave and their son and daughter-in- law Suvrat and Kalika Bhargave have been strong supporters of the IASF and IACA. They have established an award in honor of Jagan Bhargave’s father, Sadashiv Bhargave. The Bhargave family has now donated over $18,000 to the IASF.
The Sri Ponnaganti Venkata Subbaiah Memorial Award
This award is funded by Dr. and Mrs. Raju and Tulasi Vanapalli in honor of Tulasi’s father. The Vanapalli family has been active in IACA and instrumental in the growth and success of the Hindu Temple in Riverdale. The Vanapalli family has generously donated over $10,000 to the IASF.