The IACC Scholarship program, a joint local program created by the Iranian American Community Center (IACC) and Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB), inspires, engages and connects emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to lead on a local level.

The IACC Scholarship program honors young leaders who are committed to improving their local communities through innovative projects.Through IACC, Iranian-American students will have the ability to lead their local communities by developing innovative projects and implementing public service initiatives. Such acts may include community service and social entrepreneurship projects or local leadership and educational projects.

The scholarship program is open to all young Iranian Americans who are eligible to attend either session of IAAB's Camp Ayandeh 2017. 

As two community-driven organizations, IACC and IAAB have joined forces to provide young Iranian-American leaders in the DC Metropolitan Area an opportunity to: 

  • Be recognized for outstanding achievement as IACC Scholars
  • Lead their local communities through the development of innovative ideas and implementing public service initiative as Scholars
  • Gain the necessary skills to implement such initiatives and further develop leadership skills through participating in Camp Ayandeh 
  • Receive year-round mentorship as IACC Scholars in order to support and guide them in their role as youth leaders of the Iranian American Community Center

As a part of the IACC Scholarship Program, participants will receive the necessary training and tools to develop and implement unique programs serving the needs of their local communities. Scholars will create programming in their local communities that may focus on, but are not limited to, one of the following areas:

  • Cultural or educational programming
  • Community-based initiatives
  • Service or volunteer projects

Selected scholars will help inform the Iranian-American Community Center's calendar of events and will serve as youth leaders in the local community. Scholars are expected to attend Camp Ayandeh 2017 and make a year-long commitment to remain engaged in the Iranian-American Community Center.


IACC Scholars will receive mentorship, training and support through the scholarship program. The Iranian-American Community Center will cover the scholar's Camp Ayandeh tuition while IAAB will provide the necessary training and tools for all scholars. In addition, IACC Scholars will be matched with a mentor and receive additional training relating to their proposed projects on an ongoing basis during the 2017-2018 academic calendar.

IACC Scholars will be recognized for their outstanding service through engagements, events, and social media led by IAAB and IACC throughout their tenure as scholars.

How to Apply

Due to the local nature of the IACC scholarship program, applicants must be located in the DC, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area.

To apply, interested applicants should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community leaders, educators and extracurricular advisors may also nominate young leaders by emailing a letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All inquiries and nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. The scholars will be announced via social media prior to Camp Ayandeh 2017.