Mira Yardemian, Public Relation Director
Kantari – Beirut
Email: [email protected]
HAIGAZIAN UNIVERSITY RECEIVES A $250,000 SCHOLARSHIP DONATION FROM
MR. AND MRS. ARMEN HAROUTUNIAN
The establishment of THE ARMEN & SALPI HAROUTUNIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
was joyfully announced at Haigazian University on December 2, 2013.
Mr. and Mrs. Haroutunian donated US$250,000 to be used for scholarship
assistance for Armenian students on the graduate and the undergraduate
levels. The university celebrated the establishment of this fund as
it approaches the celebration of its 60th anniversary.
The event started with President Paul Haidostian expressing his
gratitude on behalf of Haigazian University for receiving this
generous donation. He noted that it shows the trust the Haroutunians
have in Haigazian University’s mission. The president highlighted
that the substantial gift will be used for Armenian students who
maintain good academic standards and are in need of financial
assistance. He underlined the fact that the university’s greatest
needs are and will continue to be in the area of raising funds in
order to enable students attain a higher education, especially those
with limited financial resources. In addition, President Haidostian
spoke about the long years of service that the sponsor,
Mr. Haroutounian, has already given to the Armenian community and in
particular to Haigazian University in the form of financial assistance
which has benefited numerous students.
A short power point was presented to give a glimpse of the prolific
life of Mr. Haroutounian and the different contributions he has made
through publications and various cultural and charitable initiatives.
Lastly, the sponsor Mr. Armen Haroutunian expressed his sense of
satisfaction and fulfillment and hoped that in the coming such events
would be contagious and be repeated often. He explained that,
alongside non-Armenians, Haigazian University brings together Armenian
youth of all backgrounds and offers them a variety of academic
programs of study in an atmosphere that also nurtures the Armenian
spirit. He noted that Haigazian University helps elevate the
educational and social standards of our nation and encouraged others
to also share their financial resources supporting the growth and
prosperity of a unique institution of the Armenian diaspora.
A reception and time of fellowship with Mr. and Mrs. Haroutunian
concluded the event.
This donation was a special tribute and recognition for all of
Haigazian University’s faculty and staff, past and present, and for
its ongoing educational work.
From: A. Papazian