The Dr. Kamran Abdollahi Urban Forestry Memorial Scholarship

“Planting trees and nurture students, together we can form urban forests and cultivate next generation of leaders.” – Kamran Abdollahi

Professor Dr. Abdollahi dedicated three decades of his life to Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge and leaves behind a legacy as a brilliant scholar, dedicated teacher and mentor, champion for African American students, and was a strong advocate who exemplified Southern University’s mission to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Professor Abdollahi was universally acknowledged as a man of the highest principles and integrity and was widely respected as a dedicated champion of the rights of students, faculty, and staff alike, He was a founding member and served for a decade (2006-2016) as Program Leader-Chair and Graduate Director for the Urban Forestry Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral programs in the College of Agricultural, Family & Consumer Sciences.

Dr. Abdollahi’s students stated:

“He was a tremendous influence on me, my career, and so many others that had the fortune of knowing him, collaborating with him or learning from his guidance and direction. Simply put, I looked up to him and he will always be a voice in my head steering me in my Urban Forestry endeavors.”

“He is not only a brilliant academic, but also a truly caring person who invested in all of his students. I just feel so grateful for being able to have known him.”

“He will most definitely be remembered as a Professor who encouraged, inspired, and truly believed in the mission of advancement set forth by the college. He has impacted many lives.”

Kamran’s colleagues expressed:

“His devotion, dedication and care for his students is unparalleled. What are we going to do without him? He is irreplaceable. We truly cherish him. He left an indelible mark in the lives of many at Southern University.”

“We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing on of Dr. Kamran. It is a death so difficult for us to reconcile for someone who is so energetic, bubbly and lively.”

Current students and Urban Forestry alumni are discussing the way “to honor his memory and all he’s done to build the Urban Forestry department over the last 30 years.”

His love for urban forestry education and student success is unparalleled. To honor the life, love, legacy and achievements of Dr. Abdollahi, we have established The Dr. Kamran Abdollahi Urban Forestry Memorial Scholarship Fund that benefit the students and continue his mission.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for your support by making a donation to this scholarship fund. Our goal is to honor him by supporting urban forestry students who display leadership, exemplary character, involvement in community service and will leverage their Urban Forestry degree to advance the world.

If you’ve already donated, thank you for your generosity. We hope you will continue to donate to the fund annually.

If you have not donated, we hope you will consider doing so today or in the near future. Donations are tax deductible and can be made online or via mail with a check or money order.

To make an online donation, continue below.

To make a donation via check or money order:

  • Make your donation payable to: Southern University System Foundation
  • Memo Line: The Dr. Kamran Abdollahi Urban Forestry Memorial Scholarship
  • Mail to:
    • Southern University System Foundation
      ATTN: Robert Harrison
      Director of Development

      Southern University System Foundation

      Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
      Office:. 225.771.3911