Scholarship Program Support

The American University of Armenia is a leading institution in the country with a goal to educate the youth and them with a world class education to become forward thinking and innovative citizens of Armenia. AUA’s need-blind admission policy ensures this reality for students, encouraging students from all over Armenia to apply and become a part of the AUA community. Your contribution towards the scholarship program, whether through the establishment of an Endowed Named Scholarship or an Annual Named Scholarship, will help AUA invest in the best and brightest students, allowing them to carry forward towards their path to obtain an excellent education, and jumpstart their careers in a multitude of fields.

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 about $10,000 per student, however, the subsidized tuition for Armenian citizens is $5,700-$7,100 depending on the field of study. A named scholarship can be established with an annual donation of around $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.

Scholarship recipients
Nareg Najarian, Manoogian Simone Foundation Scholarship
AUA is a modern and professional environment, where everything is based on mutual respect and appreciation. The instructors are caring and supportive, they push and bring the best out of us. There is a unique culture here, it is warm and friendly, yet challenging and very engaging. I already have good moments to remember at AUA, that I'll carry with me throughout my life, and this scholarship has become one of them. If the lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the wonders of the ancient world, well then for me AUA is a lighthouse of education, and one of the wonders of the modern Armenian world, and you made it possible for me to benefit from it for yet another year.
Anahit Babkenyan, Turpanjian Family Foundation Scholarship
“Currently, I am working with the Uniting Bridge NGO in Ashtarak as a project coordinator aiming to provide young people with opportunities through non-formal education. It feels great to do what you love, while also contributing and learning something in return. All of this would not have been possible without the interpersonal skills and knowledge that I gained at AUA. I am very grateful for everything that AUA has done for me, especially in regards to my tuition assistance. The scholarship made me feel appreciated. And when students feel appreciated, they are more motivated to work hard and achieve their goals.”
Aleksandr Shahramanyan, Artsakh Emergency Aid
I am from Askeran, a small town situated about 15 kilometers east of Stepanakert on the bank of river Karkar. The most famous sight of my homeland is an 18th-century fortress called Mayraberd. Since childhood, I wanted to get a decent education to be successful and beneficial for my country and its people which is why I applied for AUA and was successfully admitted to the Data Science program. I started classes in Fall 2020 and though the classes were held online, I could make friends and learn a lot of new things. Even during the war, I did not despair and continued studying with even bigger enthusiasm. I have many plans and ideas to implement after I graduate from AUA. Undoubtedly, I will continue learning since I think people should continuously learn and develop. I believe that Armenia will stand tall again, prosper, and thrive again, and we, the young leaders, are the ones to give it a push.
Silva Brsikyan, Aram & Florence Karagozian Janjigian Endowed Scholarship
“Your generosity made the financial burden of my family lighter, which will help me to be highly motivated by the education and experience I am receiving from the best university and the well-trained instructors of AUA. I have this dream to invest my money in creating medicine and providing treatment for children with leukemia. All in all, your financial contribution towards my education has become a vital example for me, with AUA providing me with a proper education and serving as solid ground for me to take steps towards my dream.”
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 provides me with the best education in Armenia and gives me the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to become an expert in my profession and to achieve my dreams”
Mariam Hakobyan, AIWA – LA: Jean Kelegian Scholarship
“Being an AIWA scholarship recipient, I feel very empowered not only as a student but also as a young woman able to follow the path of obtaining success in her career. Thanks to AIWA’s scholarship support, I am able to study in one of the most prestigious universities in Armenia, where not only do 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.”
Davit Muradyan, Vagharshak and Shooshanig Shahinian Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient
“After my return from 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 else. 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.”
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 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 making a change in the homeland has started and I am very excited for my journey.”
Gasia Atashian, Kablanian Scholarship
“I believe in the saying that building a strong base will prevent future collapse. That belief made me work hard and study to the best of my abilities. 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.”
Scholarship Program Supporters

Endowed Scholarships

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

Annual Named Scholarships

AGBU Scholarship
AIWA - Boston: Alice Kanalian Mirak Scholarship
AIWA Los Angeles
AIWA San Francisco Scholarship
Ani & Gor Mesropian Scholarship
Anitsa Minissian Scholarship
Apkarian Foundation Scholarship
Aprahamian Family Scholarship
Ara & Valerie Cherchian Scholarship
Ara Bagdasarian Memorial Scholarship
Aram and Arousyag Jamgochian Memorial Scholarship
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian Scholarship Fund Annual Scholarship
Arlen Baghdasarian Scholarship
Armen and Anita Serebrakian Scholarship
Armen Vartany Scholarship
Armenag Kourdjian Memorial Scholarship
Armenian Educational Foundation
Armenian Professional Society
Armenian Society of Los Angeles - Caro Minas Scholarship
Arpy Seferian Scholarship
Artin Der Minassians Scholarship
Arturo and Calliopi Azinian Scholarship
Arya Asdghig Jemal Scholarship
Ashkhen Matentsian Memorial Scholarship
Bedros Karnik Ajemian Memorial Scholarship
CANN Saghatelian Family Scholarship
Charles J. Churukian Memorial Scholarship
Donna J Kalajian Scholarship In Memory of Arshalous and Charles Shukloian
Dr. & Mrs. Garo & Sylvie Tertzakian Scholarship
Dr. David Nanigian Scholarship
Dr. Thomas Varbedian Scholarship
Elizabeth Lily Manoukian Memorial Scholarship
Empowering Women In Computer Science
Garbis and Hermine Moutafian Scholarship
Hagop and Arshalous Kholamian Memorial Scholarship
Harout Bronozian Scholarship
Henry & Seda Sahakian Scholarship
Hovig & Annie Safoian Scholarship
Hrant Khachatryan Memorial Scholarship
In Memory of Theodore Hoersch, PhD
Isabelle Aranosian Hodgson Foundation of 2015 Scholarship
Knights and Daughters of Vartan Scholarship
Kristina Ter-Kazaryan and Arman Voskerchyan Scholarship
Leon & Viktoria Shaldjian Foundation Scholarship
Levon Der Bedrossian Scholarship
Luys-Dem 21 Scholarship
Manoogian Simone Foundation Scholarship
Mariam Shahnasarian Memorial Scholarship
Matthew and Margarethe Mashikian Scholarship
Meri Harutyunyan Scholarship
Michael Simonian and Satenick Moradkhanian Scholarship
Pearl and Luther Farajian Student Scholarship
Professor Movses J. Kaldjian Memorial Scholarship
Raffi and LeAnn Aharonian Scholarship
Rafi and Edna Ghazaryan Scholarship
Robert and Susan Erganian Chapman Scholarship
Sara Ann Bilezikian Memorial Scholarship
Satenig Nalbandian Markarian Scholarship
Sebouh and Varti Vartanian Scholarship
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship (CEP)
Turpanjian Foundation Scholarship (SHP)
Violet J. Karagozian Memorial Scholarship
Vivian Moutafian Scholarship
Zaven O. Kodjayan Scholarship
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