Founded by Her Imperial Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, the Foundation is a memorial to her beloved son Alireza Pahlavi, a man who experienced the best and worst of Iran and whose life was animated by an enduring love for the land of his fathers. For Prince Alireza, Iran’s deep and rich history formed an infinite and compelling source of scholarship. In the languages, music and culture of his native country he found his true passion and calling, not only in his studies but in the fabric of his everyday life. In keeping with this ongoing spirit, the Foundation will offer future generations of young Iranians the opportunity to attend Harvard University and – with commitment and pride – transform the ancient history of their country into a vibrant and living testament for the modern world.
All money raised by the Foundation – with the exception of nominal and essential expenses, such as external auditing costs – will be donated to Harvard University. The Foundation was established to meet Harvard’s specific standards for scholarship funding. We are committed to the goal of raising $1 million, the required amount for the establishment of an endowed scholarship. The Foundation is organized and incorporated pursuant to Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3) and is a registered charity.
In celebration of the anniversary of the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Foundation
Sunday, July 29, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Foundation. In celebration of this anniversary, we are pleased and honored to share this letter from Harvard University.
We wish to express our gratitude to our patron, H.I.M Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, for her tireless efforts this past year and for her beautiful works of art which lifted our spirits, and to all who have supported our mission.
The Volunteers of the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Foundation
US Tax ID Number: 45-2822461
View the Foundation’s IRS 501C3 approval document
H.I.M. Shahbanou Farah, H.I.H. Shahzadeh Reza Pahlavi, members of the Pahlavi Family, The Secretariat of H.I.M. Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, The Secretariat of H.I.H. Reza Pahlavi, and PARP Foundation staff are in no way involved with the selection of students, courses, and faculty or the granting of scholarships funded by the PARP Fund.
In order to apply or receive any funds from the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Fund, an application must be submitted to Harvard University. Student admissions and the granting of financial aid are at the sole discretion of Harvard University based on its policies and procedures.
Her Imperial Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi
Attorney of Record
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For financial information, please contact Treasury Operation at the Foundation