Scholarship recipients
Nareg Najarian, Manoogian Simone Foundation Scholarship
"AUA is a modern and professional environment, where everything is based on mutual respect and appreciation. The instructors are caring and supportive, they push and bring the best out of us. There is a unique culture here, it is warm and friendly, yet challenging and very engaging. I already have good moments to remember at AUA, that I'll carry with me throughout my life, and this scholarship has become one of them. If the lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the wonders of the ancient world, well then for me AUA is a lighthouse of education, and one of the wonders of the modern Armenian world, and you made it possible for me to benefit from it for yet another year. "
Anahit Babkenyan, Turpanjian Family Foundation Scholarship
“Currently, I am working with the Uniting Bridge NGO in Ashtarak as a project coordinator aiming to provide young people with opportunities through non-formal education. It feels great to do what you love, while also contributing and learning something in return. All of this would not have been possible without the interpersonal skills and knowledge that I gained at AUA. I am very grateful for everything that AUA has done for me, especially in regards to my tuition assistance. The scholarship made me feel appreciated. And when students feel appreciated, they are more motivated to work hard and achieve their goals.”
Aleksandr Shahramanyan, Artsakh Emergency Aid
"I am from Askeran, a small town situated about 15 kilometers east of Stepanakert on the bank of river Karkar. The most famous sight of my homeland is an 18th-century fortress called Mayraberd. Since childhood, I wanted to get a decent education to be successful and beneficial for my country and its people which is why I applied for AUA and was successfully admitted to the Data Science program. I started classes in Fall 2020 and though the classes were held online, I could make friends and learn a lot of new things. Even during the war, I did not despair and continued studying with even bigger enthusiasm. I have many plans and ideas to implement after I graduate from AUA. Undoubtedly, I will continue learning since I think people should continuously learn and develop. I believe that Armenia will stand tall again, prosper, and thrive again, and we, the young leaders, are the ones to give it a push."
Silva Brsikyan, Aram & Florence Karagozian Janjigian Endowed Scholarship
“Your generosity made the financial burden of my family lighter, which will help me to be highly motivated by the education and experience I am receiving from the best university and the well-trained instructors of AUA. I have this dream to invest my money in creating medicine and providing treatment for children with leukemia. All in all, your financial contribution towards my education has become a vital example for me, with AUA providing me with a proper education and serving as solid ground for me to take steps towards my dream.”
Rafayel Avagyan, The Diocesan Friends of AUA, Dr. Kris & Mrs. Pamela Mirzayan
“My mission in life is to serve my country, to leave a footprint in this world through my art, and to live life to the fullest as a Christian. I can say with confidence that AUA provides me with the best education in Armenia and gives me the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to become an expert in my profession and to achieve my dreams”
Mariam Hakobyan, AIWA – LA: Jean Kelegian Scholarship
“Being an AIWA scholarship recipient, I feel very empowered not only as a student but also as a young woman able to follow the path of obtaining success in her career. Thanks to AIWA’s scholarship support, I am able to study in one of the most prestigious universities in Armenia, where not only do I gain valuable knowledge and skills, but I have the opportunity to communicate with remarkable scholars and professors, and expand my knowledge on development in science and technology through my involvement in various projects locally and internationally.”
Davit Muradyan, Vagharshak and Shooshanig Shahinian Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient
“After my return from military service, it was very hard for me to be a student again. During my time in the army, I witnessed the “Four-Day-War” in April of 2016 in Artsakh. The impact of that experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. This scholarship support was critical for me to be able to pursue my education at AUA. I live with my grandmother and have no financial support from anywhere else. I am confident that I can secure a better future for myself thanks to the education that I am receiving at AUA. I am forever grateful to my supporters.”
Artyom Tarverdyan, Hakop and Boulour Ghazarian Endowed Scholarship Recipient
“I strongly believe that the key to success is knowledge and hard work. I am very grateful to the Ghazarian Family for opening the door of opportunity to continue my studies at AUA. This institution will prepare me to succeed in my professional and personal life. I have great plans for the future, and this scholarship made it possible. The dream of an ordinary young man from a small city of Artashat making a change in the homeland has started and I am very excited for my journey.”
Gasia Atashian, Kablanian Scholarship
“I believe in the saying that building a strong base will prevent future collapse. That belief made me work hard and study to the best of my abilities. I consider myself to be among the few fortunate people whose lives were not ruined because of the war--instead it got better. The war in Syria changed my life, and so did the Kablanian Family through their scholarship support. I overcame many difficulties and resettled in Armenia without losing my inspiration to learn. AUA is preparing me for a brighter future.”