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Yesil Fellowship for Armenian graduate students

Amount: Availability of funds varies from year to year.
Deadline: Contact the organization
Offered by: Magdalena Yesil/ Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

Details: This fellowship provides partial tuition fellowships to incoming graduate students in the MIDP or MPP programs. To apply for this fellowship, applicants must upload a separate statement describing their interest in Armenia or the surrounding region and their professional goals. http://dcid.sanford.duke.edu/admissions/midp/financial-aid

The Helen Garabedian Scholarship at Central Connecticut State University 

Amount: Contact the organization

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Helen Garabedian

Details: Provides support for students of Armenian decent. Incoming students must have an SAT score of 1050 or higher, and rank in the top third of their graduating class. Continuing students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must have completed 15 credit hours per semester. http://www.ccsu.edu/scholarships/firstyear.html

 

Nanor Krikorian Scholarship

Amount: 250$, 500$ and 1000$

Deadline: April 30

Offered by: Armenian Youth Federation-Western Region

Details: Applicants must be either graduating high school seniors or college students of Armenian descent, awards are given to qualified students who show exemplary merit and particular emphasis is placed on a student’s public service and extracurricular activities in the community. http://ayfwest.org/programs/scholarship/

 

Armenian Studies Scholarship: Graduate Level

Amount: Up to 50,000$

Deadline: May 15

Offered by: Calouste Gublenkian Foundation

Details: Open to all nationalities, applicants must be admitted or already pursuing a (Master, PhD or Post Doc degree) in an institution of higher education anywhere in the world. Noting also that special attention will be given to those studying modern and contemporary periods, including current issues facing Armenia and the Diaspora. http://www.gulbenkian.pt/inst/en/Activities/Armen ianCommunities&hc_location=ufi?a=223

Performing Arts Fellowship

Amount: Up to 7500$

Deadline: May 31

Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union

Details: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding UK) and they must be pursuing studies in the field of performing arts (music, drama, and film).  Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities worldwide and must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA. http://www.agbu-scholarship.org/dates

U.S. Graduate Fellowship

Amount: Up to 7,500$

Deadline: April 30

Offered by:  Armenian General Benevolent Union

Details: Applicants must be of Armenian descent and be enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at a highly selective college or university in the U.S. and must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.

http://www.agbu-scholarship.org/dates

 

Religious Studies Fellowship

Amount: Up to 5,000$

Deadline: May 31

Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union

Details: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide. Applicants must be pursuing religious studies (theology or youth ministry). They must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities worldwide and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

 http://www.agbu-scholarship.org/dates

Hrayr Terzian Armenian Alumni Scholarship

Amount: 1000$

Deadline: June 30

Offered by: University of California Berkeley Armenia Alumni

Details: Applicant must be of Armenian descent and a sophomore year student, or higher (graduate students qualify) and attending the University of California, Berkeley. The applicant must also show proof of academic excellence. http://ucbaa.org/scholarship

A.P.S Graduate Student Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 15

Offered by: Armenian Professional Society

Details: Applicants must be graduate students of Armenian decent who are or will be attending a university in the United States. Selection is based on scholarly achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian community. http://apsla.org/?page_id=663

Luys Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 15

Offered by: The Luys Foundation

Details: Applicants must be either a citizen of the Republic of Armenia or of Armenian descent and between the ages of 18 and 40. Applicants must be admitted to a full-time degree-granting academic program (Bachelor, Master, PhD) at one of the Luys recognized universities. http://www.luys.am/en/scholarship

 

Harout Barsamian Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 31

Offered by: Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Details: Applicants must be of Armenian descent in pursuit of a higher education in the United States of America.

http://westernprelacy.org/harut-barsamian-scholarship-fund-accepting-applications-for-the-2016-2017-academic-year/

 

Fresno State Armenian Endowment Fund

Amount: Up to 70,000$

Deadline: October 1

Offered by: Fresno State University – Armenian Studies Department

Details: Applicants must be attending Fresno State University and they are not required to be of Armenian descent. Applicants should show interest via their studies or community service of their interest in Armenian art, literature, history or culture
http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/arme nianstudies/documents/pdf/2015-2016%20Schol%20Suppl%20Form.pdf

A.A.P.A Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 1

Offered by: Armenian American Pharmacist’s Association

Details: Applicants must be full-time Doctor of Pharmacy students in New England and be of Armenian descent. The award is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. http://www.aapha.org/aapa-scholarships.html

 

Dr. Nazeli Charchian Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 2,500$

Deadline: October 1

Offered by: Woodbury University

Details: Applicants must be female and currently attending or in the process of attending Woodbury University. Applicants must demonstrate philanthropic and community outreach activity of volunteerism
*Note that to apply to this scholarship, applicants must apply through the Financial Aid office of the university.

http://woodbury.edu/tuition-financial-aid/

Tavitian Scholarship Program

Amount: Contact the organization

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Details:  This program is open to qualified Armenian citizens with a minimum of 3 years work experience on issues of public policy and public administration from Armenian Ministries and other government bodies. No particular academic background is required. http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Global-Executive-and-Diplomatic-Education/Our-Programs

Armenian Student Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Pepperdine University School of Law

Details: This scholarship was established by Khajak Kassabian, 1997 School of Law alumni, to assist law students of Armenian heritage. https://law.pepperdine.edu/admissions/juris-doctor/financial-assistance/scholarships/restricted-endowed.htm

 

Karekin Der Avedisian Memorial Endowment Fund

Amount: 1,000$

Deadline: January 2017

Offered by: UCLA

Details: Awarded for a graduate student whose major is in Armenian Studies, with no restrictions as to citizenship. The applicants should show financial need or outstanding academic ability.

https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-entering-students/fellowships-grants/

Kaspar and Siroon Hovhannisian Fellowship

Amount: 10,000$

Deadline: January 2017

Offered by: UCLA

Details: This fellowship is awarded for a graduate student with a focus in Armenian Studies, with preference given to Armenian history. https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/#viewAward/771

Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship Fund

Amount: 10,000$

Deadline: January 2017

Offered by: UCLA

Details: Preference is given to UCLA graduate students who are of Armenian descent. Applicants may provide evidence that one parent is Armenian.

https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/#viewAward/773

Dr. George and Isabelle Elanjian Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 29

Offered by: University of Michigan- Dearborn

Details: This scholarship was established to support students of Armenian descent who demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement and contributions to their community.  https://umd-umich.academicworks.com/opportunities/834

 

Artacky and Elese Berberian Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 1

Offered by: The University of Rhode Island

Details: This scholarship is awarded annually to students with financial need, with preference to students of Armenian heritage. Website: http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/grants-and-scholarships/

Application: http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/files/General

_Scholarship_Application_2016_17.pdf

Virginia and Henry Apelian Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Union County College

Details: Two scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying students of Armenian descent at Union County College, with priority given to financial need and academic achievement. http://www.ucc.edu/Alumni/Scholarships.aspx

Hagop Bogigian Scholarship

Amount: Full-tuition

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Wilson College

Details: This full tuition scholarship is awarded to students of Armenian descent with a preference for citizens of Armenia. http://www.wilson.edu/competitive-scholarships

 

Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Armenian Relief Society (East USA)

Details: Undergraduate students of Armenian descent who plan to attend or are attending an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for the Undergraduate scholarship. ARS scholarship evaluation committees evaluate applicants’ merit, financial need, and Armenian community involvement. http://arseastusa.org/programs/

 

Lazarian Graduate Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Armenian Relief Society (East USA)

Details: Graduate students who have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for the Lazarian Scholarship. The scholarships are based on Merit, Financial need, and Involvement in the Armenian Community. http://arseastusa.org/programs/

 

AIWA Scholarships List

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association

Details: AIWA annually awards the Lucy Kasparian Aharonian, Ethel Jafarian Duffett, Rose “Azad” Hovannesian, Hasmik Mgrdichian, Agnes K. Missirian, and Dr. Carolann Najarian scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities. The awards are given based on financial need and merit. http://aiwainternational.org/initiatives/scholarships/

 

The Armenian Bar Association’s Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1

Offered by: Armenian Bar Association

Details: The Program is designed to support meritorious students of Armenian descent attending, or accepted for admission to, an approved law school in the United States, Armenia or elsewhere. Recipients must demonstrate an outstanding academic record as well as a strong commitment to the Armenian community, particularly in humanitarian and/or law-related endeavors. http://www.armenianbar.com/scholarship

 

The Global Supplementary Grant

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Open Society Foundation

Details: This program offers supplementary grants to students from select countries for doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in the U.S. and other countries. Available to citizens of Armenia and other countries. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants-search-results/38/all/all/all/all

 

Tufenkian Scholarship

Amount: 1500$

Deadline: July 31

Offered by: Armenian Educational Foundation

Details:  AEF assists students of Armenian descent enrolled in universities/colleges in the United States to acquire education. http://aefweb.org/category/scholarships

 

Rotary Grants

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Rotary Foundation

Details: The Rotary Foundation offers grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotarians are doing around the world.

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/apply-grants

Louis and Zephyr Stuart Scholarship

Amount: Min. 1000$

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: UCLA

Details: This is a donor-funded scholarship, for UCLA students. Preference to students of Armenian descent who must demonstrate leadership through extracurricular activities at UCLA, in the community, or other activity. Must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA and demonstrate financial need based on UCLA Financial Aid Office standards.

http://www.scholarshipcenter.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Stuart-Scholarship-application-CT_2011.pdf

John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 31

Offered by: Azarian Group LLC

Details:  Applicants must be undergraduate students of Armenian descent attending a college or university in the U.S. – Scholarship aims to assist financially deserving Armenian students who might otherwise not be able to complete undergraduate studies. http://www.azariangroup.com/scholarship-program/

Margarian Scholarship

Amount: 1,000$

Deadline:Contact the organization

Offered by: The Margarian Law Firm

Details: Applicants can be high school juniors or seniors, college/university students, graduate school students. The donor is seeking students who have demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community, and society through persistence, dedication, success and humility. The scholarship will be in the form of a check payable to the recipient and may be applied towards past, present, or future tuition expenses. http://margarianlaw.com/scholarship/

Vahan Adjemian Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Tibrevank Alumni Inc.

Details: An applicant must be of Armenian descent and involved in the Armenian community and must be enrolled in a US-based college or university in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants will be considered based on participation in the Armenian community, scholarly achievement, and financial need. http://www.vahanadjemianscholarship.org/

Global Excellence Scholarship

Amount: Up to 50,000$

Deadline: February 28

Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Details: The applicant must be a Ph.D student admitted or already pursuing a doctorate degree in an internationally recognized institution anywhere in the world – Looking for innovative topics related to contemporary issues and debates in the area of the humanities and social sciences and must be of Armenian descent. http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Grants/ ScholarshipsAndGrants?a=3617

Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

Amount: 5,000$

Deadline: March 31

Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Details: Applicants must be undergraduate students of Armenian descent under 26 years old. Scholarship is open to all academic disciplines and is awarded based on merit. http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Grants/

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Budakian Endowment Scholarship

Amount: Up to 4,000$

Deadline: Contact the organization

Offered by: Rider University

Details: The applicant must attend Rider University. Preference to students of Armenian ancestry/descent. If there’s more than one Armenian recipient, financial need will be a determining factor. (Make sure to write that your from an Armenian descent in the financial aid application) http://www.rider.edu/offices-services/financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships-grants/other-scholarship-opportunities

 

Harry and Helen Kalpakian Memorial

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 1

Offered by: USC Dornsife

Details: This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in liberal arts education. The applicant must have GPA of 3.2 or higher and in a sophomore standing or higher. http://dornsife.usc.edu/scholarship-descriptions/#kalpakian