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

Berj and Sonia Kalaidjian Endowed Scholarship
Mario Mazzola and Luciana Cavallet Endowed Scholarship
Siroun Gureghian Endowed Scholarship
Seth and Arsine Arsenian Endowed Scholarship
Harmon William Hubbard Endowed Scholarship
AUA Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Armenian Professional Society of the SF Bay Area Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Varoujan A. Chalian Endowed Scholarship
Aurora Minasian Endowed Scholarship
Krikor and Caline Soghikian Endowed Scholarship
Bay Area Friends of Armenia (BAFA) Endowed Scholarship
Aram and Arousyag Jamgochian Memorial Scholarship
Stephen and Bergouhi Dokouzian Family Endowed Scholarship
Michael Agbabian Endowed Scholarship
Dr. John and Alina Doumanian Endowed Scholarship
The Louise Doumanian Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Ohannes and Hripsime Doumanian Endowed Scholarship
Greta, John, and Leo Doumanian Endowed Scholarship
Garmery Benevolent Association Endowed Scholarship
Gen and Mrs. Sarkis M. Zartarian Endowed Scholarship
Harry Kullijian Endowed Scholarship
Zareh and Lucik Misserlian Endowed Scholarship
Hakop and Boulour Ghazarian Endowed Scholarship
Albert and Terry Bezjian Endowed Scholarship
Armond and Elena Hairapetian Endowed Scholarship
Vagharshak and Shooshanig Shahinian Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Noubar and Tracy Ouzounian Endowed Scholarship
Edward and Eleonore Aslanian Endowed Scholarship
Stepan Karamardian Endowed Scholarship
Vartkes and Jean Barsam Endowed Scholarship
Sarkis Cabayan/Prapione Dumanian Endowed Scholarship
Aram & Florence Karagozian Janjigian Endowed Scholarship
Daniel and Ludmila Sahakian Endowed Scholarship
Armenian Medical Fund Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Haig Boyadjian
Kathy Lalazarian Endowed Scholarship
Karen Baghdasaryan and Gohar Hovsepyan Endowed Scholarship
Varant and Hoori Melkonian Endowed Scholarship
Ameriabank Endowed Scholarship
Mihran Agbabian Endowed Scholarship
Apkarian Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Ashkhen Bedrossian Varjabedian Endowed Scholarship
Armenouhi Boghosian Boghosian Endowed Scholarship
Hratch and Carolyan Kouyoumdjian Endowed Scholarship
Mika Aghababyan Endowed Scholarship

Annual Named Scholarships

Aram and Arousyag Jamgochian Memorial Scholarship
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship (CEP)
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship (SHP)
AGBU Scholarship
Irene Gyulnazarian Educational Fund for Armenia (IGEFA) Scholarship
Zaven O. Kodjayan Scholarship
Leon & Viktoria Shaldjian Foundation Scholarship
Armen Vartany Scholarship
AIWA San Francisco Scholarship
AIWA - Boston: Alice Kanalian Mirak Scholarship
AIWA Los Angeles
Michael Simonian and Satenick Moradkhanian Scholarship Pearl and Luther Farajian Student Scholarship
Arpy Seferian Scholarship
Hagop and Arshalous Kholamian Memorial Scholarship Henry & Seda Sahakian Scholarship
Armenian Society of Los Angeles Scholarship
Knights and Daughters of Vartan Scholarship
Knights and Daughters of Vartan:Daron Lodge/Araksi Otyag of Northern California Scholarship
Rita & Henry Hasserjian Scholarship
Aprahamian Family Scholarship
Bedros Karnik Ajemian Memorial Scholarship
Dr. & Mrs. Garo & Sylvie Tertzakian Scholarship
Rafi and Edna Ghazaryan Scholarship
Kristina Ter-Kazaryan and Arman Voskerchyan Scholarship Levon Der Bedrossian Scholarship
Hrant Khachatryan Memorial Scholarship
Arya Asdghig Jemal Scholarship
Artin Der Minassians Scholarship
Dr. Thomas Varbedian Scholarship
Garbis and Hermine Moutafian Scholarship
Armen and Anita Serebrakian Scholarship
Vivian Moutafian Scholarship
Gloria Meghrigian Scholarship
Sebouh and Varti Vartanian Scholarship
Isabelle Aranosian Hodgson Foundation of 2015 Scholarship
Robert and Susan Erganian Chapman Scholarship
CANN Saghatelian Family Scholarship
Arturo and Calliopi Azinian Scholarship
Violet J. Karagozian Memorial Scholarship
Arlen Baghdasarian Scholarship
Ara Bagdasarian Memorial Scholarship
Ara & Valerie Cherchian Scholarship
Harout Bronozian Scholarship
Hayk Saryan Scholarship
Matthew and Margarethe Mashikian Scholarship Apkarian Foundation Scholarship
Empowering Women In Computer Science
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian Scholarship Fund annual scholarship
Meri Harutyunyan
Raffi and LeAnn Aharonian Scholarship
Dr. David Nanigian Scholarship
Charles J. Churukian Memorial Scholarship
Mariam Shahnasarian Memorial Scholarship
Sara Ann Bilezikian Memorial Scholarship
Satenig Nalbandian Markarian Scholarship
Manoogian Simone Foundation Scholarship
Luys-Dem 21 Scholarship
In Memory of Theodore Hoersch, PhD
Armenian Professional Society
Professor Movses J. Kaldjian Memorial Scholarship
Shant & Robin Garabedian Scholarship
Karnig & Santoukht Mikaelian Scholarship
Misserlian Families Scholarship
Ehsan Rashid Scholarship