Plastic surgeon Shahram Salemy, MD, announced submissions were open for the annual Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific Scholarship award. Founded in 2017 in honor of his parents, the $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors in the United States with an interest in science who have been accepted to and will attend a U.S. college (either a 4-year institution or community college).  

“It is my honor to offer this scholarship each year and I’m always thrilled to meet the recipients,” said Salemy. “The past couple of years have been especially tough for high school students in light of the pandemic. But many of our past scholarship recipients have also worked through multiple life difficulties and tragic personal situations—always with grit, resilience, and drive that would be the envy of any practicing surgeon. So, it always gives me great joy to acknowledge these students’ dedication.”

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Salemy is in private practice in the Seattle and Tri-Cities, Washington areas. He is a clinical assistant professor in The University of Washington’s Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery. He trains plastic surgery chief residents in the area of cosmetic surgery. Salemy is a graduate of Yale University and The Yale School of Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

The winning student will be awarded $1000 and will be notified by Salemy or a representative. The scholarship award is given approximately 60 to 90 days after the application deadline—in the form of a check payable to the recipient’s accepting college.

To apply for the Salemy scholarship, students must submit a written application, personal statement, three references (teachers/employers), and participate in an in-person of other interview. Official school transcripts are not required. Applications are due June 30, 2022.