The American University of Armenia (AUA) has received a grant of $400,000 from the Lincy Foundation for general operating support for the university. In accepting this generous contribution, AUA’s President Dr. Haroutune Armenian noted that The Lincy Foundation is ensuring that Armenia’s future generations will have access to quality, American-accredited higher education, offered in their home country.
“The Lincy Foundation’s commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of Armenia’s students for professional degrees and higher learning is truly visionary, and I thank The Lincy Foundation for continuing its tradition of solid support for AUA. This gift will provide benefits for Armenia for decades to come, as AUA’s graduates rise to leadership roles throughout Armenia.”
As faculty, students and AUA research centers move into the newly completed Paramaz Avedisian Building, Dr. Armenian is hopeful that AUA’s enrollment will begin to soar, bringing even more stimulus to Armenia’s intellectual circles. AUA is now encouraging graduate students from the United States and around the world to consider spending a semester or a year studying abroad at AUA in Yerevan, or applying to one of AUA’s graduate degree programs. Says Dr. Armenian, “As difficult as the global economic climate is currently, AUA is a safe haven in the storm, and a wonderful environment for learning.” AUA welcomes new donors to join The Lincy Foundation in investing in Armenia’s academic future.