AEF Provides Scholarships for AUA Master’s Students
The American University of Armenia (AUA) in cooperation with the Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) is pleased to announce the launch of 20 new scholarships. Over the next two years, students pursuing a Master’s degree in any of AUA’s nine graduate programs are eligible to apply. Selected recipients will be provided with full funding for their tuition for the entire duration of their studies, and in turn must maintain good academic standing and meet AEF’s service requirements of 120 hours of annual volunteering.
These new scholarships are a part of AEF’s 70-year unwavering commitment to Armenian students aspiring to fulfill their higher educational goals. “Through this generous donation of $150,000, we are expanding our reach of universities to include AUA. These students will join over 550 peers across Armenia, Artsakh, and Javakhk currently receiving much needed financial support for their studies,” shares Vahak Petrossian, AEF Board member and head of the scholarship program.
“AUA firmly believes that financial aid is necessary to ensure everyone has equal access to higher education. While the University offers a one-of-the-kind tuition assistance for citizens of Armenia, we are extremely excited for this partnership. AEF is a leader in providing much needed scholarships to youth in Armenia and we are thrilled that they have expanded their sponsorship to include AUA’s graduate students. I am sure that this is only the beginning of a great collaboration,” says AUA President Dr. Markides.
Since 2007, the Scholarship Committee of Armenia has critically and equitably evaluated thousands of applicants, identifying high achievers in need of financial support. Special focus has been placed on students from single-parent or multi-children families, from those in regions outside of Yerevan, and those who are children of veterans. A holistic and transparent admissions process allows AEF to identify and prioritize students who have completed their military service and have demonstrated volunteer service while attaining notable academic achievements. Current data on past and present student demographics, coupled with the notable increase of scholarship sponsors, serves as a testament to the success of AEF’s scholarship program.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.