AIWA Scholarship Awards

The 2021 application process is closed. Check back in January 2022 to apply for next year’s scholarship.

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
  • For more information, e-mail: scholarships@aiwainternational.org

AIWA Scholarship Awards 2021-2022

The Armenian International Women’s Association is pleased to present the scholarship recipients for the 2021-2021 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.

HASMIK MGRDICHIAN SCHOLARSHIP

LA Affiliate, for California residents– $25,000-$30,000 total disbursed
Bogosian, Claire

($5,000)

Berkeley, with a BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, entering her first year of an MS program in Translational Medicine at UCBerkeley and UCSanFrancisco.

Jivalagian, Patelle

($5,000)

Glendale, with a BA in Public Health and Psychology from UC Berkeley, entering her First year of a Master of Public Health program at Yale University. ($5,000)

*Kelechian, Lori

($5,000)

Glendale, entering her Junior year at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, working towards a BS in Hospitality Management.

Manoukian, Emma

($5,000)

Sacramento, received a BS degree in Agricultural Communication & Agribusiness from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and will enter her First of study for a JD degree in Business/Transactional Law at UCDavis Law School.

Moore, Sophia

($5,000)

Alameda, a graduate of UCBerkeley in English Literature, Gender & Women’s Studies, will enter the First year of an MA degree in Social Science from New York University.

Sarkissian, Meghri

($5,000)

La Crescenta, received BA/BS degrees from San Diego University in Psychology & European Studies and will enter her First year of a PhD studies in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University.

ETHEL JAFARIAN DUFFETT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

$5,000-$10,000 total disbursed
Avetisyan, Ani

($1,000)

Native of Yerevan and a graduate of Yerevan State University (BA and MA in Arabic Studies and an MA from Heidelberg University) entering her third year as a PhD student at Cambridge University, London, majoring in Jewish Studies.

*Borekjian, Sona,

($1,000)

Wycliff, N.J, entering her Senior Year at Ramapo College, majoring in Elementary Education.

*Chevian, Kristina

($1,000)

Amonk, N.Y., entering her Senior Year of a BS major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Consumer Behavior.

Eivazy, Nairy

($1,000)

Tehran, Iran, with a BS in Physics from Kharazmi University and MA in Animation from the Tehran University of Art, beginning her PhD studies at the Luca School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

Mirijanian, Mane

($1,000)

Yerevan, graduate of the Armenian State University of Economics in Finance and Cologne University of Applied Sciences in International Business, entering her First year as an MS student in Business Analytics at the University of Southern California.

Shakmuradyan, Mariam

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA, MA and PhD in Archaeology from Yerevan State University and a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Armenia, continuing her education by studying for a MPhil in Assyriology at Cambridge University, London.

EVA AND JACK MEDZORIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

With preference for students from Tavush province, Armenia – $2,500 total disbursed
Danielyan, Edita

($1,000)

Ijevan, Armenia, a graduate of Earlham College in International Studies, entering her First year as an MA student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Mosinyan, Meri

($1,000)

Yerevan, a graduate of Yerevan State University (BA and LLM in Law), entering her First year at New York Law School.

Hakobyan, Lilit

($500)

Yerevan, a graduate of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, is entering her First year in an MA program at Central European University, majoring in Critical Gender Studies.

AGNES MISSIRIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000 total disbursed
Cachoian-Schanz, Deanna

($1,000)

New York City, with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and MA’s from the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and Sabancı University, entering her fourth year as a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring Comparative Literature & Literary Theory.

Minassian,, Rachel

($1,000)

Providence, RI, with a BA in Political Science from Providence College, entering her final year for a JD degree from Boston College Law School.

LUCY KASPARIAN AHARONIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

For students in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture – $1,000. plus annual donations of $1,000 to $2,000
*Adajian , Shantal

($1,000)

Beirut, Lebanon, entering her senior year as a BS student at the American University of Armenia majoring in Engineering Sciences and minoring in Environmental Studies.

Baghumyan, Anna

($1,000)

Echmiadzin, Armenia, a graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering her First year as an MS student at the Vienna University of Technology majoring in Data Science.

Martirosyan, Siranuysh

($1,000)

Yerevan, Armenia, a graduate of Armenia’s National University of Architecture and Construction, entering an MA program in Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.

OLGA PROUDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

NE Affiliate, for students in diplomacy – $1,000
Grigoryan, Mariam

($1,000)

Paris, France, a graduate of the French University of Armenia with a BA in Economics & Management, will enter the Second year of her Master’s program in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin, Poland.

Tangiyan, Stella

($1,000)

Yerevan, a graduate of Trinity College with a BA in Political Science and Human Rights Studies, will enter her First year of an MA program at Central European University, majoring in International Relations.

ARPINE KHARAJIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

$1,000 (pledge), plus $2,000 donation for 2021-2022
Abou Haidar, Lea

($1,000)

Al Matn, Lebanon, with a BS and MD from the American University of Beirut, will engage in Post-Doctoral Research at Mass General Hospital in Pediatric Neuroendocrinology. in Business Analytics.

Kazazian, Aline

($1,000)

Beirut, received her BS degree from the American University of Science & Technology and is in her Second year of an MS Program in Biotechnology-DNA Technologies.

ROSE “AZAD” HOVANNESIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

$500 total disbursed
Blake, Jill

($500)

Oberlin, Ohio, a graduate of Central Michigan University, is entering a Master’s program at Cleveland State University majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

DR. CAROLANN S. and GEORGE NAJARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

$5,000 total disbursed
Cheney, Alexis

($1,000)

Waltham, Mass., with a BA from Connecticut College in English ^ French, , entering her First year in a Master’s program at Columbia University majoring in International Affairs.

*Dorian, Katerina

($1,000)

Bethesda, Maryland, entering her Senior year at the University of Virginia working towards a BS in Politics.

*Hekimian, Kristin

($1,000)

Bedford, Mass., entering her Junior year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a double major in Biology and Psychology with a Neuroscience Concentration.

Stepanyan, Stella

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in Business from the American University of Armenia and an MS in Nature Protection from the National Scientific Educational Center, will enter her Second year of an MESc program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Jilavyan, Ani

($1,000)

Yerevan, a graduate of the American University of Armenia, entering her First year of a Master’s degree in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa.

NISHAN AND MARGRIT ATINIZIAN SCHOLARSHIP

With preference for students from the Middle East – $5,000 total disbursed
Naz Özkaragöz

($2,000)

Istanbul, a graduate from Bahcesehir University in Architecture, entering the Second year of an MS program in Architecture at the Politecnico, Milan.

*Hawatian, Shaghig

($1,000)

Antelias, Lebanon, with a BS in Chemistry from Lebanese International University, entering her senior year at Haigazian University majoring in Psychology.

Nakashian, Nanar

($1,000)

Jerusalem, with a BA from Baruch College in Psychology, entering her Second year in an MA program at Teachers College, Columbia University, majoring in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Global Mental Health and Trauma.

Papazian, Arev

($1,000)

Beirut, with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and an MS in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, entering her Second year of a PhD program in Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University.

HRIPSIME PARSEKIAN SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 total disbursed
Doughramajian, Chougher

($1,000)

Yerevan, a graduate of the American University of Armenia who has also studied at the University of Toronto, entering her First year in an MA program at Trinity College, Dublin, majoring in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation.

AZNIVE MELIDONIAN RENJILIAN SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 total disbursed
Tatoulian, Mane

($1,000)

Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a BA in Design from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, entering her First year in an MA program in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona.

MARY V. TOUMAYAN SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 total disbursed
Parsamyan, Margarita

($1,000)

Norman Oklahoma, with a BA in Vocal Performance from the University of Oklahoma, entering her First year of an MA program at the University of Miami in Vocal Performance/ Opera.

NEW ENGLAND AFFILIATE SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 total disbursed
Hagobyan, Manana

($1,000)

Yerevan with a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, entering her Second year in an MS program at Harvard University majoring in Data Science.