Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Fund

Tigard, Oregon, USA, April 1st, 2019 - The Muslim Educational Trust is proud to announce the Fifteenth 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 almost three decades, 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 college and college-bound students, from various area high schools and colleges or universities, financially support their education 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?


  • Please click HERE for the 2019-2020 MET Dr. Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship application.
  • 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?


For 2019-2020 applications are accepted by Friday, May 3rd, 2019 in one of the following ways:

  • Deliver to MET: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mail to MET, P.O. Box 283, Portland, OR 97207

Dr. Mohammed Riyaz Ahmed Scholarship Recipients

Ibrahem Al-Jilani - Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, OSU

Hameda Dil Mohamed - Bachelors of Art in Child and Family Studies, Portland State University

Muhamed Polovina - Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University

Noor Khan - Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering, Smith College

Tasmin Sultana - Bachelors of Art in Business, Portland State University

Saifullah Rafi Hasann - Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of Portland

Zesean Ali - Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Political Science, Reed College

Mohamed Amin - Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Portland State University

Imam Abdullah Polovina - Masters in Transformational Leadership, Seattle University

Emaan Khan - BBachelors of Science in Biology, Oregon State University

Hedaya Alattar - Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, Portland Community College

Ameena Alattar - Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Portland State University

Ibrahem Al-Jilani - Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Oregon State University

Omar Sheikh - Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Oregon State University

Summer Rife - Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts, Oregon State University

Ahmed Aissi - Bachelors of Science, Portland State University

Manar Alattar - Masters in Biology, Portland State University

Sanaa Saifan/strong> - Masters in School Administration, Lewis & Clark College

Haroun Khalid - Masters in Health Management, Portland State University

Yasmine Sukhun - Bachelors of Communications, Portland State University

Holly Copenhagen - Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Pacific University

Nadia Sheikh - Bachelor of Journalism, George Town University

Imran Syed Haider - Masters of Public Administration, Portland State University

Michelle Rintelman - Masters in Public Health, Portland State University

Amatullah Hussein - Masters in Education, Portland State University