Posts Tagged ‘armenia education’

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[GTech]: Sharing Valuable Knowledge at GTECH.

May 24, 2010

With a new degree in business management information systems from the University of Vermont and a job offer in hand, Zari Bazarian is one of many successful 2010 college graduates. And while poised to begin a great career, upon graduation Zari wanted to take some time off and help others with her skills before starting a new job. So, she came to Armenia.

Zari arrived on May 4 and is spending a month volunteering at FAR’s Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTECH), the only educational institution in Gyumri that provides training in IT technology. With her unique background in both technology and business, Zari is assessing GTECH’s curricula as well as its newly formed business incubation unit in order to give comprehensive feedback on how the program and its graduates can be made more competitive in the long run.

She has also been making presentations on cultural differences between the United States and Armenia. In her free time she’s soaking up the day-to-day experience of Armenian living and learning the language in order to better connect with her family’s roots.

Zari Bazarian with GTech Students

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Credit: FAR Staff

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Announces Renewal Deadlines for the Jerair Nishanian Foundation Scholarship.

May 21, 2010

Second year students who wish to reapply for the Nishanian Foundation Scholarship can do so between July 1st and 13 th. FAR’s Educational Programs Coordinating Council will make their decisions on August 1.

Through the Jerair Nishanian Scholarship Program about 50 students at Gavar State University, Yerevan State Engineering University, and Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, receive tuition coverage and monthly stipends to cover basic living costs, including transportation and school materials.

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Credit: Celine Kaladjian

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR to Open Applications for First Year Jerair Nishanian Foundation Scholarship Recipients.

May 18, 2010

FAR will soon be accepting applications for the Jerair Nishanian Foundation Scholarship Program. Applications for first year students will be accepted between August 9 and August 19. Selection decisions will be made on September 7.

Through the Jerair Nishanian Scholarship Program about 50 students at Gavar State University, Yerevan State Engineering University, and Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, receive tuition coverage and monthly stipends to cover basic living costs, including transportation and school materials.

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR now accepting applications for its Mathevosian Scholarship Program.

May 12, 2010

FAR recently announced that it is now accepting applications for the Mathevosian Scholarship Program for the 2010-2011 school year. Announcements have been posted at universities around Yerevan and Gyumri, the Krtutyun newspaper, and an announcement was made through the Armenian Association for Academic Partnership & Support (ARMACAD).

For the past 12 years, FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program provided much-needed assistance to students from extremely poor families. Nearly 60 students received FAR Scholarships through different programs during the 2009-2010 school year and the hope is for that number to grow.

Applications can also be found on FAR’s website –

Mathevosian Scholarship Application
Mathevosian Scholarship Application Guidelines

2010 Mathevosian Scholars

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Credit: Garnik Nanagoulian

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[FAR Sponsorships]: Seven lives benefit from the Khanjians.

May 6, 2010

The Khanjian family, one of FAR’s most steadfast supporters, is helping seven children from Gyumri to go to school and purchase necessities like food and clothing, through the 2009-2010 Khanjian Sponsorship Program.

Sebastien Khandjian began supporting three children last year through a twice a year living stipend. Happy to be giving these children a real chance, he convinced his parents and other family members to do the same. Now, four more children have the support of the Khanjians and the opportunity for a better life.

The Khanjian’s ties with FAR stretch back to 2003 when Sebastien came to Gyumri with Patrick Sarkissian and began the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTECH), which has helped to transform the city’s information technology industry into a booming sector.

Khanjian beneficiaries and their families

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Credit: FAR Staff

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[CME]: FAR Supports Publication of Essential Medical Journal.

May 4, 2010

The seventh issue of the Armenian Medical Review Journal was recently presented at the Republican Scientific Medical Library in Yerevan. Publication of this particular issue, which focuses on emergency health care, was made possible with FAR’s support.

Special guest Professor Anatoly P. Zilber, chairman of the Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia at Petrozavodsk University and Republican Hospital of Karelia in Russia, joined the conference by phone and congratulated his colleagues in Armenia. Since it is rare for such medical journals to be published in former Soviet countries, Professor Zilber emphasized the importance this issue.

Other speakers from Yerevan State Medical University and various health centers also mentioned the journal’s intrinsic value to the medical community.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Sayan Scholarship Program.

April 30, 2010

Sayan Scholarship Program is one of the many educational programs, FAR has been implementing for students in Armenia over ten years. Recently, a meeting has been held with 20 students of Yerevan State Conservatory, 2009-2010 Sayan Scholarship beneficiaries. Best students of Vocal, Piano and Orchestral departments become beneficiaries of Sayan Scholarship Program as a result of competition, being organized every year. According to the program, each month they receive stipend in amount of 15 USD.

During the meeting, the results of first semester and other issues related to their studies were discussed. We were happy to know that many of the senior students are included in various orchestras and participate in concerts.

FARs 2010 Sayan Scholars

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Credit: FAR Staff