AIWA scholarships provide a unique opportunity for donors to remember loved ones while at the same time providing much-needed financial assistance and recognition to young women preparing for their careers and professions. Beginning in 1997, with the establishment of the Agnes Missirian Scholarship Endowment, over 200 scholarships have been awarded to full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities in countries all over the world. Students entering their junior or senior year in college, as well as graduate students, are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need and merit. Scholarship applications for the following academic year are available through the website beginning in January of each year, for submission by a deadline in mid-March. Awards are announced in late May/early June. Scholarship awards are funded from endowments and from donations over one or many years.
- Female of Armenian descent
- Financial Need and academic merit
- Full-Time Student Only
- Attend Accredited University/College
- Junior or senior status or graduate student (2021-2022 academic year)
For California residents only: Sophomores level or above are invited to apply and must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university. ,
3.2 Minimum GPA
- Official Copy of University/College Transcripts
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- A high-resolution photograph of the applicant
- Completed application
- Dates: Our application cycle for the 2023-2024 academic year is now closed. Applications open in January, and are due in mid-April. Awards are generally announced in May or early June.
For more information, e-mail: [email protected]
The Armenian International Women’s Association is pleased to present the scholarship recipients for the 2023-2024 school year. As in previous years, we are committed to awarding as many applicants as possible with financial assistance especially in these difficult times with gratitude to our donors. We are excited for the futures of these outstanding Armenian women and wish them success in all their endeavors.
Yerevan, with a BS from the American University of Armenia, entering an MS program in Bioinformatics at KU Leuven, Belgium.
Yerevan, graduate of UWC Dilijan and Earlham College, beginning an MS program in Data Analytics at Tufts University.
Montreal, Canada, with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Balamand, entering her 5th year for a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal.
Tehran, graduate of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences and Azad University, Iran, entering her 2nd year of a PhD program in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Beirut Lebanon, graduate of the American University of Beirut, entering her 1st year at the London School of Economics in a Master’s program in Economics.
Tehran, a graduate of Toosi University of Technology, Iran, entering her 1st year MS program in Civil Engineering at Milano Politecnico.
Gyumri, Armenia, with a BA and MBA from the French University of Armenia and PhD from Shirak University, entering the PhD program in Educational Psychology at La Sierra University.
Yerevan, with a BA in English from the American University of Armenia, entering an MA program in Political Science at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Ulricehamn, Sweden, entering her Junior year at Manchester University, majoring in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Ghougasian , Sela
Emerson, NJ, with a BA in Family Science & Human Development from Montclair State University, continuing there in an MA program in School Counseling.
Yerevan, graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering an MS program in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics.
Yerevan, with a BA in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia, entering her 2nd year of an MA program in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa.
Alexandria, VA, graduate of Lafayette College, entering her 2nd year towards an MS in Health Sciences at George Washington University with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.
Yerevan, with a BA and MA from Yerevan State University, pursuing a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Cadiz University and writing her thesis on “The Discourse of Conflict in the Hispanic Sources on the ‘Armenian Cause.”
Budapest, Hungary, a graduate of LCC International University, will pursue an MA in International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain, with an MA in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, continuing in her 2nd year of PhD studies there in Philosophy.
Washington, DC, a BA graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering an MA program in Arts Management at American University.
Yerevan, with a BA from Yerevan State University in Economics, and an MBA from the American University of Armenia, continuing study for a MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of San Francisco.
Watertown, Mass., with a BS degree in Health Science, continuing her studies towards a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Hartford.
Waltham, Mass., with an MS in Social Work from Simmons University, continuing her studies towards a 2nd Master’s degree, this one in Metal Health.
Aygedzor, Armenia, graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering her 1st year of an MA program in Education and Social Justice at University College London.
Vagharshapat, Armenia, with a BA in Cultural Studies from Yerevan State University, beginning an MA program in Gender Studies at Central European University.
Seville, Spain, with a BA degree in English Language & Literature from Gavar State University and an MA in Service from Yerevan State University, entering her 1st year in Hotel Management at the University of Seville.
Yerevan, a graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering her 2nd year of an MS program in Management of Technology at the University of Minnesota.
Dallas, Texas, a BA graduate of Trinity University, San Antonio with an MA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Thunderbird in International Management, planning to pursue a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Change Leadership at the University of Southern California.
Dijon, France, with a BS degree in Biochemistry from Yerevan State University and an MS in Food Science from the University of Burgundy/ L’Institut Agro Dijon (France), entering her 3rd year towards a PhD in Toxicology at the University of Burgundy.
New York, NY, a graduate of UC Irvine, with MA Degrees from Columbia University and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), in her 6th Year at Clark University, writing her PhD History dissertation with a focus on Bolshevik-Kemalist (-Armenian) Relations.
Yerevan, with a BA in Neuroscience and Pre-Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University, London, continuing to her 3rd and final year towards a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Yerevan, a graduate of Yerevan State University with a BA in English, beginning a Master’s (STEM) program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology.
Yerevan, completed her BS in Medicine and is continuing for a medical degree at the Yerevan State Medical University, specializing in Endocrinology.
Yerevan, Armenia, entering her Senior Year for a BA in Economics at the Armenian State University of Economics.
Yerevan, undergraduate at the American University of Armenian majoring in Businesss.
Yerevan, undergraduate at the American University of Armenian majoring in Data Science.
New York, NY, graduate of University of New South Wales, entering her 2nd year of a Master’s program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting at New York University.
Gainesville, Florida, graduate of the Armenian National Agrarian University with an MA from the University of Wyoming, entering her 3rd year of a PhD program at the University of Florida majoring in Food and Resource Economics.
Marlborough, Mass., entering her Senior year at George Washington University majoring in History and International Relations.
Closter, NJ, entering her senior year at Montclair University majoring in Film and Television.
Wayne, PA, a BA graduate of Washington College serving in the Birthright program in Armenia, planning to enter her 1st year towards an MS in Behavioral Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tbilisi, Georgia, with an MA from the Tbilisi State Conservatory, entering her 1st year MA studies at DePaul University, majoring in Music.
Menton, France, entering her Junior year at Columbia University majoring in Human Rights.
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Funchal, Portugal, entering her Junior Year at the Royal College of Music, London, for a BA Degree, majoring in Oboe
Watertown, Mass., with a BS in Public Health from the University of New England, continuing her studies there towards an MS in Public Health/Epidemiology.
Glendale, with a BA in Law History, and Culture from the University of Southern California, entering her 1st year towards an MA in Human Rights at Columbia.
Los Angeles, with a BA from Cornel University in Anthropology and Archaeology, entering her 2nd year of a Master of Public Health program at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
Sherman Oaks, entering her 2nd year of study towards a BA in International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pasadena, with a BS in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, entering her 1st year of Medical studies at ATSU SOMA or Western COMP.
Sherman Oaks, with a BA in Music-Violin Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, entering her 2nd year of study toward an MA in Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Bethesda, Md, graduate of Boston College with a BA in Communications, will begin study towards a Masters of Business Administration at Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.
Aleksanyan , Kristina
Norman, Oklahoma, graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BA in International Studies, entering her 1st year of an MA program in European and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, with a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California, entering her 2nd year towards a JD degree from Harvard Law School.
Yerevan, entering her 4th year of study at the American University of Armenia for a BS in Computer Science.
Yerevan, entering her 1st year of studies at the American University of Armenia for an MS in Computer Science.