AGBU Pledges Continued Support by Launching New Scholarship Program

Diana Manukyan, AUA PR Coordinator
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Yerevan 0019, Republic of Armenia
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AGBU Pledges Continued Support by Launching New Scholarship Program

YEREVAN, Armenia- The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to
announce that the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will be awarding
scholarships to qualified AUA students. AGBU, as one of the founding
organizations of AUA alongside the University of California and the
government of the Republic of Armenia, has been involved with the
university since its inception in 1991. In addition to its continuous
financial support to the school, the 2014-2015 academic year will launch
AGBU’s new scholarship program, an act of generosity that they plan to
continue every year.

10 undergraduates and 20 graduates were selected to receive scholarships,
ranging from 25-90% of their tuition costs. Students were chosen on the
basis of financial need coupled with high academic performance.

AUA President, Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, stated, “We are grateful to AGBU
for providing scholarship funds in support of our students. This fund
allows us to admit students based on their scholastic qualifications,
regardless of their financial ability to pay the tuition. Thanks to this
and similar scholarship funds, we are able to ensure an economically
diverse body of students.”

This year, AGBU is providing a total of $50,000 in scholarships. The award
is contingent upon remaining in good academic standing, enrolling
full-time, and maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2015 graduation
ceremony. In general, 50% of AUA students currently receive some kind of
financial assistance.

In April 2013, AGBU and AUA launched the AUA Extension-AGBU NKR Program to
help reignite the workforce in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) through
various training courses. To date, 1,062 participants have already
participated in the program.

Earlier this year, representatives from AGBU and AUA met with Minister of
Defense of the Republic Armenia, Mr. Seyran Ohanyan, to sign a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU), by which AUA will provide leadership and English
language training to representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the
Armed Forces.

AGBU has proven to be a champion for AUA and for the successful development
of the Armenian youth through their financial assistance in the
establishment of many academic programs. Now, with the start of the
scholarship program, they are making their impact directly felt in the
lives of AUA students.

*Established in 1906, AGBU (*** *) is the
world’s largest non-profit Armenian organization. Headquartered in
New York
City, AGBU preserves and promotes the Armenian identity and heritage
through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs, annually touching
the lives of some 400,000 Armenians around the world.*

*Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private,
independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the
University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and
the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies,
encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic


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From: A. Papazian

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