Posts Tagged ‘FAR Scholarships’


[FAR Scholarships]: Jerair Nishanian Scholars Continue to be Supported.

September 23, 2010

Fifty-three young Armenian scholars are able to continue their education through the Jerair Nishanian Foundation Scholarship program. FAR’s Educational Programs council recently evaluated the academic performance of these students, who are all in their second and fourth year of university.

Also, FAR received about 32 applications from first-year students from Gavar University who wish to have their studies funded. Staff is now making home visits to interview the applicants and their families and further assess their financial needs.

Through the Jerar Nishanian Scholarship Program 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.

FAR Staff Making Home Visits to Interview Applicants

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Credit: FAR Staff


[FAR Scholarships]: Nishanian Scholars Graduate Gavar State University.

July 27, 2010

For nearly nine years, the Jerair Nishanian Foundation has implemented the Jerair Nishanian Scholarship Program in Armenia through FAR. This program has given more than 50 socially vulnerable students from Gavar State University in the Gegharkunik region and Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction the opportunity to continue on to higher education.

This year, 12 of the program’s 53 beneficiaries graduated from Gavar State University. One graduate student and seven undergraduate students earned degrees with honors, also known as “Red Diplomas.” Gavar State University Rector Ruzanna Hakobyan, Der Markos Bishop Hovhannisyan, Gegharkunik Diocese Primate, and other guests attended the ceremony. Ruzanna Hakobyan and Der Markos opened the ceremony with their welcome speeches.

While bittersweet, the atmosphere was also exciting and joyful. The 79 graduate students and 253 undergraduates had to say farewell to their beloved university, yet they were also proud. They are now able to fully contribute to the development of their country with their newly achieved knowledge and skills.

In their speeches, the students thanked first and foremost supporter and friend of GSU Jerair Nishanian, who gave them the opportunity to fulfill their dream and study at the university. Graduates also promised to help students in similar conditions at their first opportunity to do so.

Twelve beneficiaries received their diploma

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Credit: FAR Staff


[FAR New York]: Armine Zambak establishes the FAR Garabed and Armine Zambak Scholarship Fund.

July 21, 2010

The Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) is proud to announce the establishment of an endowment fund to support the education of a new generation of political leaders in Armenia. Armine Zambak created the endowment for FAR, transferring financial resources from an existing scholarship program she established in 1992 in honor of her late husband, Garabed Zambak. Now, each fall the new FAR Garabed and Armine Zambak Scholarship Fund will provide full scholarships to four outstanding graduate students at Armenian universities who have demonstrated a commitment to political science or public administration, and who wish to pursue a career in politics.

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Armine and Garabed Zambak


Credit: Armine and Garabed Zambak Family Archive


[FAR Scholarships]: From “Our Home” To Husband’s Home: Mer Doon Celebrates Another Wedding.

July 8, 2010

Another article about FAR’s Gulamerian Scholar Lusine Hunanyan…

By Gayane Mkrtchyan via ArmeniaNow

Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan carefully puts on her wedding dress, trying to not spoil the festive hairdressing that has been elaborately crafted. Lusine’s friends help, and the wedding white dress finally the excited bride.

“We must prove to society that we also can become as good brides, wives and mothers as other girls brought up in common families,” the bride says.

Lusine lived at the orphanage in Gavar, Gegharkunik province, since she was 11 years old. After becoming adult, she moved to ‘Mer Doon’ (Our Home) organization in Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin), Armavir province. Here she studied at the Faculty of Law of Echmiadzin Grigor Lusavorich University.

Now Lusine is getting married.

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FAR’s Gulamerian Scholar Lusine Hunanyan


Copyright: Nazik Armenakyan via ArmeniaNow


[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian Medical Residents To Be Selected Later This Month.

July 8, 2010

Students graduating from Yerevan State Medical University convened in the university’s main conference hall last week to learn about how to complete their clinical residencies. FAR used this opportunity to share information about the Mathevosian Scholarship Program, which specifically supports students who are pursuing their studies at Yerevan State University. All YSMU medical students were encouraged to apply. Applicants will be selected at the end of July.


Credit: FAR Staff


[FAR Scholarships]: A FAR Gulamerian Scholar and an Armenian Wedding.

June 21, 2010

Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan spent her childhood in the Gavar Orphanage. Through the support of FAR’s Gulamerian Scholarship Program, which provides older orphans access to education through tuition coverage and monthly living stipends, Lusine was able to attend Etchmiadzin University. During her studies she lived with “Mer Dun” or “Our Home,” an NGO that provides shelter and support to older orphans who continue their education at the university level.

Last Friday, Lusine married Artavazd, the director of a local taxi company. Dozens of people attended the beautiful wedding. Lusine’s Mer Dune “family” came, as did the mayor of Etchmiadzin, the director of Gavar Orphanage, representatives of various ministries, non-profit organizations, and the groom’s entire family. FAR’s Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan also went. He presented a wedding gift to the couple and passed on his good wishes.

After the wedding, the bride and groom were blessed at Etchmiadzin St. Shoghakat Church and left on a honeymoon cruise. FAR sends all the best to this happy couple!

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Credit: Levon Lachikyan


[FAR Scholarships]: A Proud Olympian.

May 25, 2010

Each year Armenia’s Ministry of Science and Education holds the academic Olympics in Yerevan with the purpose of discovering and recognizing outstanding students. Children around the country are invited to participate. This year, Araz Pirumyan, a ninth grader at the Hintlian School in Tavush Marz, was awarded a certificate of honor in history.

This is quite a notable achievement for one of Hintlian’s students. Last year, FAR worked in partnership with the Constantinople Armenians Relief Society (CARS), to support improvements at Hintlian. FAR gave stipends to underprivileged students to offset the hardships they experience at home, and enable them to focus more on academics. FAR also provided heating, Internet connection, and computer maintenance, as well as a musical center for students. In addition, many graduates received some tuition and transportation coverage for their university studies, and a select number of teachers were even given compensation for their continuing education.

Araz Pirumyan

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Credit: FAR Staff


[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.


Credit: Celine Kaladjian


[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.


[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