Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund
Tigard, Oregon, USA June 3rd, 2016 - The Muslim Educational Trust is proud to announce the Twelfth year of the Dr. Mohammed Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to commemorate Dr. Riyaz's years of public service and contribution to the growth of the American Muslim community in Portland, Oregon.
For the past 28 years, Dr. Riyaz Ahmed has benefited countless people and worthy projects with his generous support and inspiring leadership. The MET’s Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund will help students, representing various area high schools and colleges or universities, receive scholarships and allow them to use these scholarships at the colleges and universities of their choice.
Dr. Riyaz Ahmed was born on July 7th, 1947 in K.G.F., Kolar District in Karnataka, India. He finished his high school degree in 1964 and was admitted to Banglore Medical School where he graduated in 1972 with a M.B.B.S. degree. He left for England in 1974 for further medical training. He married Dr. Zeenat Ahmed in 1975 in London, England. They moved to the USA in 1976 where Dr. Riyaz completed his medical and surgical training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. The family moved to Oregon in 1984.
Dr. Riyaz established his private practice in Portland. After a brief illness, he passed away on July 1st, 2001. Dr. Riyaz and Dr. Zeenat Ahmed have a son, Mohamed Anees Ahmed, who is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon and in 2011 graduated from medical school in Prague and is currently back in Portland pursuing a residency training position.
Please give generously to help continue the tradition of the MET Dr. Riyaz Scholarship Fund. Your contribution will make this fund grow and continue for future generations of American Muslim youth.
Donations to MET's Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund can be sent to:
C/O Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
P.O. Box 283, Portland, OR 97207 USA
Your donation is tax deductible.
How to apply for the scholarship fund?
- Fill out the application form. Please click HERE to download the form
- Mail the completed Application form along with the following documents:
- Sealed Transcript from High School/College (whichever is most current)
- Copy of SAT Score verification
- One Letter of Reference or Recommendation
- Two Essays (choice of 2 from topics listed in application form)
How to Submit your application?
Sign and submit your application and documents by June 24th, 2016 in one of the following ways:
- Deliver to MET: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
- Mail to MET, P.O. Box 283, Portland, OR 97207
Dr. Mohammed Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Recipients