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FAR Scholarship Programs

Goal/Objectives

The ultimate goal of the program is to promote social justice through ensuring availability of resources.

The purpose of the FAR Scholarship Programs is to provide opportunities for underprivileged children to pursue higher education in Armenia in order to build a skilled, learned workforce that is prepared for future challenges.

    The program’s objectives are:
  • To identify university students who demonstrate excellent academic progress but are in need of financial aid
  • To provide financial aid to cover undergraduate and post-graduate university tuition for identified students annually
  • To facilitate networking between outstanding students and graduates within Armenia through FAR
  • To instill the notion of philanthropy in these young Armenians

    The Program Portfolio includes the following scholarship programs:
  • A. Berberian Scholarship Program
  • Armine and Garabed Zambak Scholarship Program
  • Avetis and Arsho Baghsarian Scholarship Program
  • Daughters of Vardan Scholarship Program
  • Ester Ajemian Scholarship Program
  • Jerair Nishanian Scholarship program
  • Mardigian Scholarship Program
  • Mathevosian Scholarship program
  • Philadelphia Scholarship Program
  • Sayan Scholarship Program
  • Thomas Garapetian Scholarship Program
  • Toufayan Scholarship Program

    Type of Service - Tuition costs on a need-basis for four-year undergraduate and two-year graduate curriculum for outstanding students admitted to:
  • Armenian State Engineering University
  • Armenian State University of Architecture and Construction
  • Armenian State University of Economics
  • Gavar State University
  • State Agrarian Academy
    • State Pedagogical University
    • Yerevan State Conservatory
    • Yerevan State University
  • Monthly stipend to cover costs such as transportation, books, and supplies
  • Financial awards to students demonstrating excellent academic progress
  • Organization of events to familiarize the scholars with labor market trends
  • Organization of civic actions with scholars’ participation

Date of Inception
1997

Coordinator
Edward Karapetyan, FAR Education and Science Program Coordinator

Average Annual Budget $100 000

Number of Beneficiaries (last 3 years)
236 students in 2011
222 students in 2012
262 students in 2013