GLENDALE–The Armenian Youth Federation Western Region (AYF-WR) is currently accepting applications for the “Nanor Krikorian” Scholarship, a merit based award for high school and college students seeking financial aid. The deadline to apply is on April 1, 2010. Applications are available at: ayfwest.org/scholarship.
This scholarship awards graduating high school seniors and college students of Armenian descent grants for furthering their education. Scholarship awards of $1000, $500, and $250 are given annually to qualified students who go through the application process and show exemplary merit. Particular emphasis is placed on a student’s public service and extracurricular activities in the community.
“In its eighth year of operation, the scholarship has helped over 50 young Armenians realize their goals in higher education and encouraged them to remember and contribute back to the Armenian community once they accomplish what they set out,” explained Aris Hovasapian, the AYF’s educational committee chairman. “Last year, the AYF distributed over $4000 dollars to the 6 winners of the Scholarship and we are really proud of that.”
Managed by the AYF’s Educational Committee, the “Nanor Krikorian” Memorial Scholarship was established in March of 2003 in memory of AYF member Nanor Krikorian, whose life was tragically cut short due to cancer. Although in the past, this Scholarship was meant for only high school students, for the past two years it has been extended to include both high school students, and college/university applicants.