Philanthropy

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Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

This year’s Commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major...
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AUA Pillar and One of the MPH Program Founders Ara Tekian Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

YEREVAN, Armenia – On May 12, Dr. Ara Tekian received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). Dr. Tekian was instrumental in establishing the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) graduate...
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Agreement Signed Between AUA and Aurora Humanitarian Initiative to Establish $1M Scholarship Fund

Yerevan, Armenia – On March 21, the American University of Armenia (AUA), the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, as well as Scholae Mundi Armenia signed an agreement to create a $1 million scholarship fund for students from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan...
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Berj and Sonia Kalaidjian Empowering the Future Leaders of Armenia

Last year, philanthropists Berj and Sonia Kalaidjian made the future of Armenia a priority. Through the establishment of a named endowed scholarship at the American University of Armenia (AUA), they are ensuring deserving students the opportunity to study...
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