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.

Past Winners

2018
4 Year Scholarships
RaoVatsal Trivedi
RaghavanDeyani Siddiqui
RameshRevaz Sharma
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariAnukruthi Venukadasula
Jasumati B. PatelRohit Gehani
Merit Scholarships
ParikhTejas Athni
ManochaAditya Choudhari
Ghosh/DesaiAbhishri Ramesh
BandukwalasAnvith Reddy
Financial/Merit Scholarships
ShroffDenvi Patel
ReddyAgam Singh
NM KelkarShrilasya Volam
2017
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaTanisha Hossain
RaoHarshil Shah
RaghavanShivani Patel
RameshManish Varaganti
KadabaSubhash Tanikella
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariDrashhati Bilmonia
Jasumati B. PatelJubin Thomas
Merit Scholarships
NavalkarAkhil Vaidya
Manocha FamilySabarish Sainathan
NM KelkarAshwin Ramaswami
Financial/Merit Scholarships
ShroffAnanya Chakraborty
ReddyNeha Balachandran
ParikhHavilah Ravula
2016
4 Year Scholarships
Bhatia(None)
Rao(None)
RaghavanSamira Kanetkar
RameshChidambaram Kadiresan
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariNihanka Sinha
Jasumati B. PatelMaisha Chourdhary
Merit Scholarships
NavalkarShubhom Bhattacharya
Manocha FamilyAgni Kumar
NM KelkarAnanya Malhotra
BhargaveParul Raj
Ishwarlal ShroffRahil Kamath
Kadaba/SanghviAlahad Daftardar
2015
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaSerlin Singh
RaoPranusha Atuluru
RaghavanRamya Prabhakar
RameshAyesha Bharadwaj
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariOrdain Ravula
Jasumati B. PatelKomal Sadruddin
Merit Scholarships
NavalkarYash Shirsath
Manocha FamilySumit Sohani
NM KelkarSanket Mehta
Financial/Merit Scholarships
Ishwarlal ShroffNehal Vyas
The Parikh FamilyRishab Chawla
Kadaba/SanghviChirag Manyapu
2014
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaDarshan Parikh
RaoSaadman Rahman
RaghavanDevanshi Nayak
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariTithi Raval
Jasumati B. PatelChirag Patel
Merit Scholarships
NavalkarAprotim (Cory) Bhowmik
Mainthia FamilySuryabrata Dutta
Manocha FamilySathvik Namburar
Kadaba/Sanghvi LeadershipAmeet Kallarackal
Financial/Merit Scholarships
NM KelkarSahaana Sundara-Nageswesan
Ishwarlal ShroffVishwamitra Chaganti
2013
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaBhaumik Jivan
RaoTazeen Hossain
RaghavanHaritha Pavuluri
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariVedant Mehta
Jasumati B. PatelHet Bhatji
Merit Scholarships
Sadashiv BhargaveKunal Kamath
CSV RajappaRaja Selvakumar
Paras ShahDivya Achtani
Financial/Merit Scholarships
NM KelkarNaresh Lakshmanan
Ishwarlal ShroffAmi Patel
Kadaba/SanghviAnuragsharma Venukadasula
Navalkar MemorialResham Gehani
Parikh FamilyHirel Patel
Bandukwala FamilySarah Caesar
2012
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaVarsha Atuluru
RaoRehan Bhiwandiwala
RaghavanHemandhini Prakash
ReddyAnkita Shirahatti
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariTirth Shah
Jasumati B. PatelMansi Vadodaria
Merit Scholarships
IASF General Merit AwardVinay Srinivasan
IASF General Merit AwardVasavi Tadavarthi
Paras ShahShivani Baisiwala
Financial/Merit Scholarships
NM KelkarMehtab Chithiwala
Sadashiv BhargaveRaj Shah
Ishwarlal ShroffMehwish Wasi
Kadaba/Sanghvi FamilyAnup Chandora
Navalkar MemorialAnanth Punyala
2011
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaSanam Patel
RaoShashank Adepu
RaghavanSafia Siddiqui
ReddySanchari Roy
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariSefali Patel
Jasumati B. PatelShruti Patel
Merit Scholarships
IASF General Merit AwardGautam Goel
IASF General Merit AwardKarthik Nathan
Paras ShahKarthik Narula
Financial/Merit Scholarships
NM KelkarNiti Khambhati
Sadashiv BhargavePriya Malhotra
Ishwarlal ShroffKrishi Patel
Kadaba/Sanghvi FamilySushma Sudhi
Navalkar MemorialAmit Pujari
2010
4 Year Scholarships
BhatiaMallika Manyapu
RaoAkshata Shirahatti
RaghavanShivangi Pandit
ReddyRahim Sadruddin
2 Year Scholarships
Aman DaftariAbhishek Thumaty
Merit Scholarships
IASF General Merit AwardAnirudh Sundararaghavan
IASF General Merit AwardPranay Udutha
IASF General Merit AwardKishore Vedala
Paras ShahAbhijeeth Ramesh
Navalkar MeritNisha Bhat
Financial/Merit Scholarships
NM KelkarRahul Kapoor
Sadashiv BhargaveTavishee Pathak
Ishwarlal ShroffAhona Chatterjee
Kadaba/Sanghvi FamilyPoorna Rajeevan