WATERTOWN–The Armenian Relief Society, Inc. recently distributed nearly $20,000 in scholarship assistance to worthy Armenian students living and studying in 10 countries. The annual gran’s are allocated from the Society’s Eremian Scholarship Fund.
The following students received a scholarship award for the 2007-2008 academic year: Liza Baghoyan (Western USA), Grigor O. Baklavadzhyan (Bulgaria), Hrag Barbarian (Athens), Sipan Chorokhyan (Armenia), Hayg Hovsepyan (Artsakh), Hayk Ishkhanyan (Armenia), Serkos Karavanis (Athens), Raffi Kassabian (Western USA), Arshag Keshishian (Syria), TamarKossbekian (Lebanon), Khajag Kouyoumjian (Syria), Jesica M. Krikorian (South America), Manoela M. Mikaelyan (Bulgaria), Loucine Minassian (Javakhk), Luciana Nalpatian (South America), Rostom Ohannessian (Lebanon), Hrag Pailian (Canada), Simon Sarkisian (EasternUSA), and Azadani Yepremian (Eastern USA).
The ARS Inc. awards the Eremian Scholarship to worthy undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate merit, financial need, and Armenian community involvement. Applicants must be endorsed by their ARS regional or chapter-at-large entity.
"The ARS Eremian Scholarship provides important financial assistance to these students and we are very proud to support our future generation," said ARS Central Executive Board Chairwoman Hasmig Derderian.
Scholarship recipient Hrag Pailian of Canada appreciated receiving the ARS educational grant, writing in a thank you note, "It is with deepest gratitude that I accept this scholarship for which I will be forever grateful."
Eremian Scholarship applicants should check with their local ARS entity with regard to local Eremian Scholarship application submission deadlines. Complete and recommended Eremian Scholarship applications must be received from the local ARS entities by the ARS Inc. office by May 31, 2008. For information, or an application, call (617) 926-5892, e-mail [email protected], or visit the ARS Inc.’s website at www.ars1910.org.