Armenian Scholarships 2016

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The Armenite is proud to present our annual list of Armenian scholarships for 2016. Our list this year has been updated and we’re happy to note that there is an increase in the number of scholarships, grants, and fellowships this year. We firmly believe in the power of education to promote the tenets espoused by our mission which will, in turn, strengthen and secure the future of the Armenian Nation.

We have found nearly two dozen more scholarships since our 2015 list of Armenian scholarships for an additional $200,000 worth of funding. Among these, this year, we have also included college and area-specific scholarships available at particular educational institutions or in particular regions.

We have included as much information about each scholarship as possible to help students decide which are right for them. The scholarships listed below are organized by date, starting from the beginning of the calendar year. Also note that some scholarships listed indicate that the application is open for the 2016 calendar year, but the date is not reflected on the website.

Here are over 40 scholarships totaling more than $1.2 million in funding for students pursing anything from an undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate degree. We wish you the best!

Applicants should exercise due diligence including verifying application deadlines and criteria prior to applying.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
Amount: Cost of tuition plus $18,000 stipend
Deadline: January (varies based on institution)
Offered by: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
Details:
– Offers graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences
– Fields may include law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training
– Applicants must be graduate students attending an accredited and designated institution of higher education in the U.S.
– Candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record and demonstrate financial need
– Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies
APPLY

Global Excellence Scholarship
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: February 29
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Must be a Ph.D student admitted or already pursuing a doctorate degree in an internationally recognized institution anywhere in the world
– Looking for innovative topics related to contemporary issues and debates in the area of the humanities and social sciences
– Must be of Armenian descent
APPLY

A.A.C.L Scholarship
Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: March 1
Offered by: Armenian-American Citizens League Educational Fund
Details:
– Applicants must be a permanent resident of the U.S. and must be living in California for at least two years
– Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college anywhere in the U.S. and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
– Awards are granted on the basis of grade point average, financial need, and community service/employment record.
– Students from Armenia are eligible, but they must meet the criteria
APPLY

Harry and Helen Kalpakian Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 11
Offered by: University of Southern California
Details:
– Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent
– The scholarship committee looks favorably upon those applicants who show an interest in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities
– Applicants must be of sophomore standing or higher to apply
*Note that applicants to this scholarship must apply through the financial aid office of USC
APPLY

Hasmik Mgrditchian Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 31
Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association – Los Angeles Affiliate
Details:
– Applicant must be a female California resident of Armenian descent
– Applicant must be in financial need
– Applicant must be a full-time students currently enrolled in and accredited College or University and maintain a 3.5 Minimum GPA
*Note that the dates on the downloadable application document have not been updated, but the scholarship is available according to organization’s website
APPLY

Undergraduate Studies Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 31
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate students of Armenian descent under 26 years old
– Priority is given to applicants from less developed countries, particularly the Middle East and Latin America
– Scholarship is open to all academic disciplines and is awarded based on merit
APPLY

A.R.S Lazarian Graduate Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Offered by: Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent, have graduated from an accredited four-year college in the U.S., and be in need of financial assistance
– Applicants must be pursuing their studies at the graduate level (Master’s or Doctorate degree) in the field of law, history, political science, international relations, journalism, government, economics, business administration, medicine, public service, or a similar field
APPLY

A.R.S. Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Offered by: Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate students of Armenian descent who’ve completed at least one semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
– Applicants may also apply if they are enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college as a full-time student in the fall
APPLY

Heritage Scholar Grant
Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: April 15
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors graduating from one of the three AGBU high schools in the United States
– Applicants must be graduating from either AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park, CA; AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School in Southfield, MI; or AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, CA
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
– Applicants must be admitted to a selective university and must be nominated for the grant by the principal and faculty of their respective high school
APPLY

The A.I.W.A Duffett Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 19
Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association
Details:
– Applicants must be full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities
-Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply
– Awards are given based on financial need and merit
APPLY

The Agnes K. Missirian Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 19
Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association
Details:
– Applicants must be full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities
– Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply
– Awards are given based on financial need and merit
APPLY

The Dr. Carolann S. Najarian Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 19
Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association
Details:
– Applicants must be full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities
– Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply
– Awards are given based on financial need and merit
APPLY

The Lucy Kasparian Aharonian scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 19
Offered by: Armenian International Women’s Association
Details:
– Applicants must be full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities
– Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply
– Awards are given based on financial need and merit
– Applicants must be pursuing studies in the following fields: science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture
APPLY

Armenian American Nurses Association Scholarship
Amount: $250 (4 awards)
Deadline: April 23
Offered by: Armenian American Nurses Association
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent (atleast one parent) and a California resident
– Award is based on academic excellence and/or financial need
– Applicant must show in involvement in volunteerism, community activism, or community outreach
APPLY

U.S. Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $3,500-$7,500
Deadline: April 30
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent and be enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at a highly selective college or university in the U.S.
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
APPLY

Nanor Krikorian Scholarship
Amount: $250, $500, and $1000
Deadline: April 30
Offered by: Armenian Youth Federation – Western Region
Details:
– Applicants must be either graduating high school seniors or college students of Armenian descent
– Awards are given to qualified students who show exemplary merit
– Particular emphasis is placed on a student’s public service and extracurricular activities in the community
APPLY

Western Armenian Teacher Education Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Applicants must be pursuing a teaching career or wish to pursue a teaching career in Western Armenian
– Applicants can be either those who wish to pursue a career in pre-college level teaching at Armenian schools, those who wish to teach the Armenian language at non-Armenian schools, or those who already have their teaching degree but wish to master Western Armenian
APPLY

Vahan Adjemian Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30
Offered by: Tibrevank Alumni, Inc
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent and involved in the Armenian community
– Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree
– Applicants will be considered based on participation in the Armenian community, scholarly achievement, and financial need
APPLY

Hazaros Tabakoglu and Hagop, Arousiag, and Arpy Kashmanian Scholarships
Amount: $1,000-$6,000
Deadline: May 1
Offered by: New York Community Trust
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent and full-time undergraduate students
– Applicants must have family residing in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, though students can be attending school throughout the U.S.
– Awards are given based on academic excellence, involvement with the Armenian community, and financial need
APPLY

Armenian Studies Scholarship: Graduate level
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: May 15
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Open to all nationalities
– Applicants must be admitted or already pursuing a Master, PhD degree or Post Doc in an institution of higher education anywhere in the world
– Special attention will be given to those studying modern and contemporary periods, including current issues facing Armenia and the Diaspora
APPLY

Performing Arts Fellowship (outside of UK)
Amount: $2,500-$7,500
Deadline: May 31
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of performing arts: music, drama, and film
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities worldwide (excluding the UK)
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
APPLY

Performing Arts Fellowship (UK)
Amount: Up to £3,000
Deadline: May 31
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent
– Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of performing arts: music, drama, or film
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities in the United Kingdom
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
APPLY

John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 31
Offered by: Azarian Group LLC
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate students of Armenian descent attending a college or university in the U.S.
– Scholarship aims to assist financially deserving Armenian students who might otherwise not be able to complete undergraduate studies
APPLY

Religious Studies Fellowship
Amount: Varies from $1,500-$5,000
Deadline: May 31
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be pursuing religious studies: theology or youth ministry
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities worldwide
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
APPLY

The William Ervant Docter Educational Fund Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 31
Offered by: St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent and a citizen of the United States
– Applicants must show academic or technical excellence in their chosen field and be in need of financial assistance
– Applicants must pursue studies or training in the U.S. or Canada; green cards not accepted
APPLY

International Scholarship (outside US, UK, France, and Syria)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: June 1
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities outside of the U.S., U.K., France, or Syria
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA
APPLY

International Scholarship (UK)
Amount: up to £3,000
Deadline: June 1
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities in the United Kingdom
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA
APPLY

Margarian Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 30
Offered by: The Margarian Law Firm
Details:
– Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their Armenian heritage, community and society through persistence, dedication, success and humility
– Applicants may be high school juniors or seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate school students
– Scholarship won’t be determined solely on the basis of GPA or economic hardship
APPLY

Hrayr Terzian Armenian Alumni Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 30
Offered by: University of California Berkeley Armenian Alumni
Details:
– Applicant must be of Armenian descent
– Applicant must be sophomore year, or higher (graduate students qualify) attending the University of California, Berkeley
– Applicant must show proof of academic excellence
APPLY

A.P.S Graduate Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 15
Offered by: Armenian Professional Society
Details:
– Applicants must be graduate students of Armenian decent who are or will be attending a university in the U.S.
– Selection is based on scholarly achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian community
APPLY

Luys Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 15
Offered by: The Luys Foundation
Details:
– Applicants must be either a citizen of the Republic of Armenia or of Armenian descent and between the ages of 18 and 40
– Applicants must be admitted to a full-time degree-granting academic program (Bachelor, Master, PhD) at one of the Luys recognized universities*
*This list is composed of the top 10 universities in the world and is updated every year. Here’s the most recent list of Luys recognized universities.
APPLY

Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: July 31
Offered by: Armenian Educational Foundation
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent, show involvement in the Armenian community, and be in need of financial assistance
– Applicants must be full-time students in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
APPLY

Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund*
Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 31
Offered by: Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent in pursuit of a higher education in the U.S.
*Note that the application page for the Harut Barsamian Scholarship’s webpage does not reflect the calendar year of 2016, but the application is available and open according to the webmaster. Please inquire with the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church for further details
APPLY

Armenia Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 31*
Offered by: University of California Berkeley Armenian Alumni
Details:
– Applicants may be professors, students, or organizations whose pursuits are related to Armenian studies
– Awarded funds may be used to support research and publication (not to be used for travel or personal costs)
– Academic research must take place in the country of Armenia
*There is also an earlier deadline for those applicants. Applicants must apply by January 31 for the Winter application. The listed scholarship is for Fall applicants.
APPLY

International Scholarship (Syria)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: September 15
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities in Syria
– Applicants must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA
APPLY

International Scholarship (France)
Amount: Up to €1,800
Deadline: September 16
Offered by: Armenian General Benevolent Union
Details:
– Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia)
– Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at colleges or universities in France
– Applicant must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA
APPLY

A.A.M.A Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 30
Offered by: Armenian American Medical Association
Details:
– Applicants must be either of Armenian descent or show special interest in Armenian medical causes
– Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S.-accredited medical school; may include pharmacy, dental, nursing or other healthcare school
– Applicants must prove they are in financial need and involved in Armenian community service
APPLY

Fresno State Armenian Endowment Fund
Amount: $70,000 (dependent on applicant)
Deadline: October 1
Offered by: Fresno State University – Armenian Studies Department
Details:
– Applicants must be as student attending Fresno State University
– Applicants are not required to be of Armenian descent
– Applicants should show interest via their studies or community service of their interest in Armenian art, literature, history or culture
– The endowment fund is a collection of over 20 Scholarships belonging to the Armenian Studies program at Fresno State University
APPLY

A.A.P.A Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 1
Offered by: Armenian American Pharmacist’s Association
Details:
– Applicants must be full-time Doctor of Pharmacy students in New England and be of Armenian descent
– Award is based on academic excellence and/or financial need
APPLY

Dr. Nazeli Charchian Memorial Scholarship
 Amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 1
Offered by: Woodbury University
Details:
–  Applicants must be female
–  Applicants must be currently attending or in the process of attending (transfers are OK) Woodbury University
– Applicants must demonstrate philanthropic and community outreach activity ot volunteerism
*Note that to apply to this scholarship, applicants must apply through the Financial Aid office of the university
APPLY

Organization of Istanbul Armenians Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 19
Offered by: Organization of Istanbul Armenians
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent
– Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence
– Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited four-year university in the United States of America
– Applicants must have completed at least one semester or quarter of university courses to be eligible
APPLY

Short Term Conference and Travel Grants
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Varies with conference and travel dates
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Allows qualified students, early-career academics and researchers in Armenia to present their work at international conferences and workshops encouraging academic interaction and exchange of knowledge
– Applicants must be either graduate students (Master and PhD) or academics under 40 years old who wish to present their research abroad and whose papers have already been accepted by conference organizers
– Award is open to all research fields, but humanities and social sciences will be privileged
APPLY

Puzantian Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Offered by: Armenian Relief Society – Western Region
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent
– Applicants must be a full-time medical student
– Award is based on academic excellence and/or financial need
*Note that applicants must contact the A.R.S-W.R directly to apply to this scholarship
APPLY

Asdghig Shahinian Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Offered by: Armenian Relief Society – Western Region
Details:
– Applicants must be of Armenian descent
– Award is based on academic excellence and/or financial need
*Note that applicants must contact the A.R.S-W.R directly to apply to this scholarship
APPLY

Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Year-round
Offered by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Details:
– Allows qualified students (Master or PhD degree), academics and researchers in Armenian Studies to participate in activities related to their field
– Ideal for applicants who wish to attend international seminars, conferences, summer courses and other relevant activities related to their research field
– Preference will be given to younger scholars
APPLY 

Did we miss any scholarships or grants? If so, please let us know by leaving a comment below. 

Did you receive a scholarship after reading The Armenite’s Armenian Scholarships 2015 list? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!

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13 Comments

  1. Lilia Avenesian on

    The Armenite pulls through again! Thank you 😉

    I applied to last year’s AIWA scholarship because of this list. Looks like they’ve added more!

  2. Paul Kayaian on

    Yes there is another – the Adrina Kayaian Scholarship for Studies in Nutrition and Food-related studies.
    Are you interested in, or currently attending school, either graduate or undergraduate, in the fields of Nutrition, Hospitality, or Food Service and food-related science? The Adrina C. Kayaian Scholarship Award is looking for deserving scholarship recipients!

    To be eligible, you must be a current student with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Preference for those born in NY, NJ or CT but open to all deserving students.

    For more information, please contact Anne Nally at [email protected] and Paul Kayaian at [email protected].

  3. Scholarships provided in the framework of Netherlands Fellowship Program. There are also other scholarships in The Netherlands by studyfinder.nl

  4. Thank you for updating this list! I noticed that most scholarships are for US-based universities. By any chance is anyone familiar with any other scholarships for US citizens attending Cambridge?

    • Armine, check out the Luys Fellowship – it’s up there on the list – they fund those who are admitted/attend Ivy League Schools.

  5. Paul Kayaian on

    PLEASE NOTE: THE Adrina Kayaian Scholarship for Studies in Nutrition and Food-related studies IS ONLY open to US-based students. Sorry for any confusion.

  6. Nakkazi Miriam on

    hello,
    am called Nakkazi Miriam, from Uganda.. am undergraduate who wants to get a scholarship in one of your universities in the U.S, is there any I can apply to that teaches graphic designing? please reply..

    thank you

  7. Hello,

    I was wondering of the Armenite is going to publish a similar list of scholarships for the year 2017? Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Lucy

    • Araksiya Nadjarian on

      Hello, Yes I was wondering about this also as I do not see the list of scholarships for the 2017/2018 school year. Thank you.

      Araksiya

  8. Hello Patrick Bairamian,
    Your blog seems really helpful for the community and students career sector “The Cellcom Scholarship”.
    The application deadline is March 15, 2017.
    For more information regarding the application, students can visit the following link:
    http://usascholarships.com/the-cellcom-scholarship/
    Candidates can get latest updates of scholarships, fellowships, awards, course and competitions through the given Facebook.com page: https://www.facebook.com/MyUSAScholarships?fref=ts

  9. Is there any scholarship for Pakistani graduate students, for further studies. If there is any please specify.

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