Posts Tagged ‘mathevosian’


[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.


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[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian Scholars Receive Degrees.

April 22, 2010

For 12 years, FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program has given many young people from extremely poor families the opportunity to study at leading Armenian institutions. In a couple of weeks, six more Armenians will proudly earn their master’s degrees in economy, philology, and international affairs all because of this support they received through this program.

The proud new scholars –
Narek Gevorgyan, Veronika Mkrtchyan,
Margarita Iskandaryan, Ashot Gzoghyan, Sona Minasyan

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[Vanadzor Old Age Home]: A bright day at VOAH.

April 17, 2010

As tradition has it, FAR’s Mathevosian scholars pay a visit to the Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH) at least once a year. The latest visit was pretty remarkable. More than 40 students dropped by to see the residents this week. In addition to spending time with them and exchanging stories, the students took part in a cohesive effort to brighten up the grounds. They cleaned, painted, tidied up the yard, and planted trees and rose bushes. Students from Yerevan Conservatory — recipients of FAR’s Sayan scholarships — topped the day off with a beautiful concert enjoyed by all.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian scholars published in leading academic journal.

April 15, 2010

For more than 12 years, FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarships have enabled students raised in poor households to study economics, law, linguistics, and other subjects at Yerevan State University. This year’s Mathevosian Scholarship recipients have received extra attention in an article published in the latest issue of the Armenian State University of Economics journal Tntesaget.

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[FAR Scholarships]: First Mathevosian Scholar Graduates Medical School.

March 29, 2010

Newly vested surgeon and Mathevosian Scholar Eduard Bayramyan recently became the very first student to graduate medical school with this help of this FAR program. Through the Mathevosian Scholarship, FAR sponsors medical residents who study at Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU). Once they’re through medical school, these new doctors are required to practice medicine in regions outside of Armenia and Russia, which lack adequate medical care.

Eduard is heading to the underserved Tavush region to fulfill his first assignment at Dilijan Hospital.

His graduation was marked by notable guests, including Tavush Governor Armen Ghularyan, Head of the Regional Health Department Karine Dovlatbekyan, YSMU Director Gevorg Yaghjyan, FAR Deputy Director Margarit Piliposyan, and FAR Program Coordinators Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan and Eduard Karapetyan.

Eduard Bayramyan is proudly presenting his diploma

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[FAR Scholarships]: Update on FARs Mathevosian Scholarship.

March 25, 2010

FAR staff met recently with Mathevosian Scholarship Program recipients to assess their progress and set future goals. Through the scholarship program, FAR sponsor six medical residents who study at Yerevan State Medical University.

FAR Deputy Director Margarita Piliposyan and FAR Educational Programs Coordinator Eduard Karapetyan both met with medical residents. They reviewed grades and test results and assessed overall academic performance. Students have performed well so far this year, and the quality of their work will continue to improve in the years to come.

Meeting with 3rd and 4th year Mathevosian students

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[FAR New York]: Knights & Daughters of Vartan to honor Anoush Mathevosian, a longtime benefactor of FAR.

March 8, 2010

The Mid-Atlantic Knights & Daughters of Vartan will hold their Third Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, The Mid-Atlantic Knights & Daughters of Vartan will hold their Third Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 27, 2010 under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) at Kavookjian Hall in New York with Professor Dennis Papazian, Ph.D. serving as the Master of Ceremonies and the Akh’tamar Dance Ensemble providing the evening’s cultural segment.

The Lifetime Humanitarian Benefactor Award will be presented to Ms. Anoush Mathevosian and Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Suzanne Toufayan, three deserving figures in the Armenian community who have actively and continuously supported both their homeland and the Armenian Diaspora in countless ways.

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Anoush Mathevosian at the opening of the new Mathevosian School in Vanadzor, Armenia in 2002.


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[Mathevosian Scholarship Program]: Meeting with Beneficiary YSMU Students

March 1, 2010

Within the framework of the Mathevosian Scholarship Program, FAR sponsors six medical residents who pursue their post-graduate education at Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU). As part of the scholarship program, these students improve their professional skills at Yerevan State Medical University’s clinics while also maintaining close relationships with the regional hospitals, where they will work upon their graduation.

On February 24th, these six scholarship recipients participated in a meeting at the Mkhitar Heratsi branch of YSMU. Representatives from the University and from FAR participated in the meetings, discussing the beneficiary students’ academic progress as well as their thoughts about the program. Of the six beneficiaries, one will graduate this month and return to Dilijan Health Center. Needless to say, all six students are proud and thankful to be a part of FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program.

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[Beneficiary portrait]: Anna Snkhchyan

December 16, 2009

Since childhood, Anna Snkhchyan has exhibited extraordinary academic abilities.  Before attending school, she had mastered the alphabet.  As Anna grew up, her mother noticed her love of mathematics, and suggested that that she apply to the Department of Economics at Yerevan State University.

Despite receiving high grades on the entrance exams, in 2006 Anna was admitted to the paid educational system of the university.  FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program played a decisive role in her fate.  Her stipend from this scholarship allowed her to attend university and really focus on her studies.  Thanks to FAR’s support, Anna fully devoted herself to her education, and received only “excellent” grades for three years.

Anna Snkhchyan Hard at Work!

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As a result of her academic success, Anna was transferred to the free educational system and has also been receiving FAR’s financial assistance for three years.  The young girl spends the awarded money to cover daily expenses. Her mother, who raised Anna alone, is 63 years old and lives on government support.

Anna think of herself as lucky, since she has previously applied to other FAR scholarship programs and has been selected as a recipient twice before.  At FAR, we are very proud to be a link in the chain of a successful student.  Like those of us at FAR, Anna believes in her future, as well as the future of Armenia.  After her graduation, Anna intends to continue her education to obtain master degree.

Anna Snkhchyan

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[FAR New York Office]: FAR’s Bagrat Sargsyan Travels to the United States

November 19, 2009

FAR’s very own Bagrat Sargsyan and USAID Program Manager Karen Sargsyan recently returned from their trip to the United States, and they shared their stories with the FAR staff during a meeting held at the Yerevan office on November 10th.    During their trip, Bagrat and Karen participated in a weeklong training program in Washington D.C., and attended many meetings in both Washington and New York.

Bagrat enjoyed meetings with FAR benefactors including Jirair Nishanian, Anoush Mathevosian, John Ounjian, Annette Choolfaian, and Shahan Artsruni among others.   The meetings were quite productive, and it was critical for Bagrat to liaise with some of FAR’s most generous benefactors.  The FAR staff was happy to hear the positive reports!

FAR’s Bagrat Sargsyan and Arto Vorperian
with Anush Mathevosian

Credit:  FAR Staff