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[Jerair Nishanian Scholarship Program]: Jerair Nishanian Provides Christmas Gifts to Scholarship Recipients

December 21, 2009

For the last few years, the Jerair Nishanian Foundation has provided a few lucky students with the gift of an education.  Each year, through FAR, the foundation sponsors approximately fifty students who are working towards their degrees at Gavar State University.  Recently, FAR’s Edward Karapetyan and Levon Lachikyan visited Gavar to meet with some of the program’s beneficiaries.

Main Building of the Gavar State University

Credit: FAR Staff

The scholarship recipients, all of whom maintain stellar academic records, gave the FAR staff thank-you notes addressed to the benefactor, in an effort to show their gratitude to Mr. Nishanian.  As a Christmas gift, Mr. Nishanian mandated that his foundation provide each current scholarship recipient 10,000 Armenian Dram as Christmas present. FAR is very proud to have Mr. Nishanian as a benefactor, and we thank him for his continued support.

Jerair Nishanian Scholarship Beneficiaries

Credit: FAR Staff

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FAR Scholarships]: Reconduction for School Year 2009-2010

August 17, 2009

FAR recently completed the review for the renewal of the “Jerair Nishanian Foundation” scholarships.  Of the 46 students previously participating in the program, 42 were able to renew their contracts. One of the 4 non-renewing students will be participating in an exchange program in Greece this year. Another of the four non-renewing students comes from a single parent household and has therefore been included in the state support program.  Unfortunately, the remaining two students have made insufficient academic progress.

30 applications were submitted to the FAR Yerevan Office in order to fill the four available spots.  After a review of the submitted applications, FAR Educational Programs Committee members made home visits to the finalists living in Gavar or in the surrounding residences.  In total, 5 students were selected to receive the scholarship: 2 students will receive full scholarship for tuition fees and 3 students will receive partial scholarship.   FAR’s administration of various scholarship programs throughout Armenia is critical in supporting education initiatives in the country.

Beneficiary Varazdat Avetisyan with his parents

JN beneficiary Varazdat Avetisyan with his parents

Credit : Levon Lachikyan