Scholarship Program Support

Establish an Endowed Named Scholarship – $50,000 or more

An Endowed Named Scholarship gives donors the opportunity to invest within the University's endowment, while also supporting a student's education. The interest accrued from the endowment, not the principal, is offered as financial aid to students, ensuring the endowment continues to grow in order to support future students. By establishing an Endowed Named Scholarship, donors can memorialize a loved one or honor a family member with confidence, since AUA’s endowments are professionally managed by the University of California (UC). Thanks to a strong partnership with the UC system, AUA benefits from the economy of scale of UC's large endowment pool, world class investment expertise, balanced investment strategies and stable annual returns. To facilitate establishing a scholarship endowment, the donation can be pledged over 5 years, but the full benefit to the student will not be realized until the endowment principal reaches $50,000. For that reason, we suggest giving an annual scholarship gift, in addition to the pledge payment, until the endowed scholarship is fully funded.

Establish an Annual Named Scholarship -- $2,500 or more

The annual cost of attendance at AUA is $7,500 per student however, the subsidized tuition for Armenian citizens is $3,500 to $4,500, depending on the field of study. A named scholarship can be established with an annual donation of $3,500, which provides full tuition support. A minimum of $2,500 can also be donated to provide partial tuition support for one student. Donors usually opt to make multi-year pledges so that the scholarship recipient is supported during the entire course of his or her studies. 


  • Testimonial

    Rafayel Avagyan, The Diocesan Friends of AUA, Dr. Kris & Mrs. Pamela Mirzayan

    “My mission in life is to serve my country, to leave a footprint in this world through my art, and to live life to the fullest as a Christian. I can say with confidence that AUA gives the best education in Armenia. And it gives me the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to become an expert in my profession and to achieve my dreams”

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    Mariam Hakobyan, AIWA – LA: Jean Kelegian Scholarship

    “Being AIWA scholarship recipient I feel very empowered not only as a student but also as a young woman to follow the path of career and success. Thanks to AIWA’s scholarship support I am able to study in one of the most prestigious universities in Armenia, where not only I gain valuable knowledge and skills, but I have the opportunity to communicate with remarkable scholars and professors, and expand my knowledge on development in science and technology through my involvement in various projects locally and internationally.”

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    Davit Muradyan, Vagharshak and Shooshanig Shahinian Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient

    “After the return from the military service, it was very hard for me to be a student again. During my time in the army I witnessed the “Four-Day-War” in April of 2016 in Artsakh. The impact of that experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. This scholarship support was critical for me to be able to pursue my education at AUA. I live with my grandmother and have no financial support from anywhere. I am confident that I can secure a better future for myself thanks to the education that I am receiving at AUA. I am forever grateful to my supporters.”

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    Artyom Tarverdyan, Hakop and Boulour Ghazarian Endowed Scholarship Recipient

    “I strongly believe that the key to success is knowledge and hard work. I am very grateful to the Ghazarian Family for opening the door of opportunity to continue my studies at AUA. This institution will prepare me to succeed both in my professional and personal life. I have great plans for the future, and this scholarship made it possible. The dream of an ordinary young man from a small city of Artashat to make a change in the homeland has started and I am very excited for my journey.”

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    Gasia Atashian, Kablanian Scholarship

    “I believe in the saying that building strong base would prevent future collapsing. That belief made me put hard work and study to the best of my ability. I consider myself to be among the few fortunate people whose lives were not ruined because of the war, instead it got better. The war in Syria changed my life, and so did the Kablanian Family through their scholarship support. I overcame many difficulties and resettled in Armenia without losing my inspiration to learn. AUA is preparing me for a brighter future.”

Endowed Scholarships

Albert & Terry Bezjian Endowed Scholarship

Alice Kanlian Mirak Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Alice Navasargian Endowed Scholarship

Ameriabank Scholarship Endowment

Aram & Arousyag Jamgochian Endowed Scholarship

Aram & Florence Karagozian Janjigian Endowed Scholarship

Armenian Professional Society of the SF Bay Area Endowed Scholarship

Armond & Elena Hairapetian Endowed Scholarship

AUA Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Aurora Minassian Endowed Scholarship

Bay Area Friends of Armenia (BAFA) Endowed Scholarship

Berj & Sonia Kalaidjian Endowed Scholarship

Daniel and Ludmila Sahakian Endowed Scholarship

Dr. John and Aline Doumanian Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Varoujan A. Chalian Endowed Scholarship

Edward & Eleonore Aslanian Endowed Scholarship

Garmery Benevolent Association Endowed Scholarship

Gen & Mrs. Sarkis M. Zartarian Endowed Scholarship

Greta, John, & Leo Doumanian Endowed Scholarship

Hakop & Boulour Ghazarian Endowed Scholarship

Harmon William Hubbard Endowed Scholarship

Harry Kullijian Endowed Scholarship

In Honor of Benyamine & Yeva Ekmekjian Endowed Scholarship

Krikor & Caline Soghikian Endowed Scholarship

Mario Mazzola & Luciana Cavallet Endowed Scholarship

Michael Agbabian Endowed Scholarship

Noubar & Tracy Ouzounian Endowed Scholarship

Ohannes & Hripsime Doumanian Endowed Scholarship

Randall Rhodes Endowed Scholarship

Sarkis Cabayan/Prapione Dumanian Endowed Scholarship

Sarkis & Ruth Bedevian in Memory of Mothers, Baidsar Bedevian & Alice Shahbazian Endowed Scholarship

Seth & Arsine Arsenian Endowed Scholarship

Siroun Gureghian Endowed Scholarship

SJS Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship

Stepan Karamardian Endowed Scholarship

Stephen & Bergouhi Dokouzian Family Endowed Scholarship

The Edele Hovnanian Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Louise Doumanian Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Vagharshak & Shooshanig Shahinian Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Vartkes & Jean Barsam Endowed Scholarship

Vazken & Maro Ekmekjian Endowed Scholarship

Zareh & Lusik Misserlian Endowed Scholarship

Annual Named Scholarship

AIWA Boston - Alice Kanalian Mirak Scholarship

AIWA Los Angeles Scholarship

AIWA San Francisco Scholarship

Akian Family Foundation Scholarship

Aprahamian Family Scholarship

Ara & Valerie Cherchian Scholarship

Arlen Baghdasarian Scholarship

Armen & Anita Serebrakian Scholarship

AGBU Scholarship

Armenian Educational Foundation:

Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship

The Honorable Y. Gladys Barsamian Scholarship

Armenian Society of Los Angeles - Ludovica Scholarship

Arpy Seferian Scholarship

Arya Asdghig Jemal Scholarship

Artin Der Minassians Scholarship

California AUA Alumni Scholarship

David & Margaret Mgrublian Scholarship

Dawn and Greg Tarpinian Scholarship

Armen Vartany Scholarship

Garo & Sylvie Tertzakian Scholarship

Thomas Varbedian Scholarship

Edward & Pamela Avedisian Scholarship

Ehsan Rashid Scholarship

Elia Kahvedjian & Arakel Dirtadian Scholarship

Elizabeth Agbabian Scholarship

Pearl and Luther Farajian Student Scholarship

Frederic Martin & Cynthia Cwik Scholarship

Garbis & Hermine Moutafian Scholarship

Garo & Sona Gumusyan Scholarship

Gloria Meghrigian Scholarship

Hacet Family Scholarship

Hagop & Arshalous Kholamian Memorial Scholarship

Haroutune & Sona Armenian Scholarship

Hayk Martirosyan & Sona Petrosyan Scholarship

Henry & Seda Sahakian Scholarship

Hrant Khachatryan Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of Violet Karagozian

In Memory of Bedros Karnik Ajemian Scholarship

Iraqi Armenian Family Association's Scholarship

Irene Gyulnazarian Educational Fund for Armenia

(IGEFA) Scholarship

Isabelle Aranosian Hodgson Foundation Scholarship

Jack Munushian Charitable Trust Scholarship

James Gagan Scholarship

Joseph Matossian & Molly Freeman Scholarship

Kablanian Family Foundation Scholarship

Karnig & Santoukht Mikaelian Scholarship

Kenneth Clark & Hasmig Seropian Scholarship

Kevork & Askghik Shishmanian Memorial Scholarship

Khajag & Hildy Sarkissian Scholarship

Knights & Daughters of Vartan Scholarship

Knights and Daughters of Vartan:

Daron Lodge/Araksi Otyag of Northern California

Kristina Ter-Kazaryan & Arman Voskerchyan Scholarship

Leon & Viktoria Shaldjian Foundation Scholarship

Levon Der Bedrossian Scholarship

Louise Manoogian Simone Scholarship

Meher Gourjian & Katherine Sarafian Scholarship

Michael Simonian & Satenick Moradkhanian Scholarship

Mikayel Vardanyan Scholarship

Oscar Tatosian Scholarship

Rafi & Edna Ghazarian Scholarship

Rina Adjoian Memorial Scholarship

Rita & Henry Hasserjian Scholarship

Robert & Susan Erganian Chapman Scholarship

Ruben Vardanyan & Veronika Zonabend Scholarship

Sarkissian Siblings Scholarship

Arthur Minas & Janet Anahid Scholarship

Sebouh & Varti Vartanian Scholarship

Sinan & Angele Sinanian Scholarship

The Diocesan Friends of AUA Scholarships:

- Maral Dabaghian Anjargolian Scholarship

- His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian Scholarship

- John Tajirian Scholarship

Turpanjian Educational Foundation Scholarship

Vahe Karapetian & Veronique Monique Scholarship

Vivian Moutafian Scholarship

Zaven O. Kodjayan Scholarship