AIWA Scholarship Awards

Applications for 2022-2023 AIWA scholarships are now CLOSED.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available after January 1, 2023.

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 2022-2023

The Armenian International Women’s Association is pleased to present the scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 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.

CENTRAL BOARD

LUCY KASPARIAN AHARONIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

For students in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture.
Khachatryan, Sose

($1,000)

Oshakan, Armenia, a graduate of the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, entering her Fifth year for a MS in Architecture from Catholic University Leuven.

Mesropyan, Taguhi

($1,000)

Milan, a graduate of Yerevan State University in Mathematics, entering the Third year for an MS in Mathematical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Yenokyan, Lilit

($1,000)

Munich, a graduate of the American University of Armenia in Computer Science, entering her Second year of an MS program in Date Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University.

NISHAN AND MARGRIT ATINIZIAN SCHOLARSHIP

With preference for students from the Middle East.
*Ashkarian, Karina

($1,000)

Anjar, Lebanon, entering her junior year for a BS degree in Medical Science at Lebanese International University.

*Buyuksimkesyan, Nayiri

($1,000)

Istanbul, entering Junior year at Bigli University for a BA in Comparative Literature.

Eivazy, Nairi

($1,000)

Tehran, a graduate of Tehran University of Art with a BA in Animation Directing, entering the Second year of a PhD in Visual Arts at LUCA School of Arts, Leuven.

Naz Özkaragöz

($1,000)

Istanbul, with a BA in Architecture from Bahçeşehir University, entering her Third year of an MS program in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano.

Vosgueritchian, Nanor

($1,000)

Beirut, with a BA in English Literature from the American University of Beirut, entering her Second year for an MA degree in Cinema Studies at New York University.

ETHEL JAFARIAN DUFFETT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Eiskahani, Anita

($2,000)

Yerevan, Toronto, with a BA from the University of Birmingham  and MS from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering, entering her First year for an MA in International Affairs (Energy & Environment Concentration) at Columbia University.

Tovmasyan, Nazeli

($2,000)

Yerevan, with a BA and MA in Law from Yerevan State University, entering her First year for an LLM degree from the University of Oxford in Law.

Jilavyan, Ani

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia, entering her First year of an MA program in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa.

Kocharyan, Tatavik

($1,000)

Watertown, with a degree from the Moscow University of Law, entering her First year in a MA program at the Longy School of Music.

Tatoulian, Mane

($1,000)

Buenos Aires, who just received her MA in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, entering her First year of PhD studies.

Chobanian, Lusine

($1,000)

Yerevan, with BA and MS degrees from Sam Houston State University, entering her First year of a MS degree in Accounting at the University.

Simonian, Emilia

($1,000)

Yerevan, continuing her studies in Veterinary Medicine (VetMB) for her Second year at the University of Cambridge.

Simonian, Gaiane

($1,000)

Moscow, with degrees from Moscow State University and the New Economic School, entering her First year in the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

ARPINE KHARAJIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Ghazaryan, Arevik

($1,000)

Salt Lake City, with a BA in Biology from Utah State University, entering her Fifth year in a PhD program at the University of Utah in Cancer Immunology.

Kasparian, Alexandria

($1,000)

East Williston, NY, a graduate of Lafayette College with a BS in Biology, studying to become a Physician Assistant in an MS in Health Sciences program at George Washington University.

Cimen, Mary

($500)

Watertown, with a BS degree in Health Science, will continue into the First year of a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Hartford.

EVA AND JACK MEDZORIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

With preference for students from Tavush province, Armenia.
Galstyan, Nare

($1,000)

Lernagog, Armenia, a graduate of Brusov State University with a BA in Intercultural Communications, is entering an MA program in Human Rights at the University of Minnesota.

Sargsyan, Ani

($1,000)

Vanadzor, a graduate of Luther College with a BA in Art, entering her First year of an MA program in Fine Art Painting.

*Dodoyan, Seda

($500)

Yerevan, entering her Junior Year for a BA in Economics at the Armenian State University of Economics.

ALICE KANLIAN MIRAK SCHOLARSHIPS

Azizyan, Tatevik

($2,000)

Ghukasavan, Armenia, with a BA in Political Science from Yerevan State University and MA from the American University of Armenia in Political Science. (Declined)

Keshderian, Maria

($2,000)

Bekaa, Lebanon, with a BA in Communication Arts & Journalism from Lebanese International University, entering her First year in an MA program in Advocacy at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Matevosyan, Gayane

($2,000)

Cambridge, MA, with a BS in Economics from the University of Maryland, entering her Third year to complete the JD degree at Harvard Law School.

Mirzoyan, Manya

($2,000)

Washington, DC, with a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond, entering her Second year of an MA program in Foreign Affairs at Georgetown University.

Porto, Abigail

($2,000)

Penfield, NY, with a BS in History from the State University of New York Plattsburg, entering her First year in an MA program in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

ALICE KANLIAN MIRAK/AUA

Kekhyan, Mary

($2,500)

Shukhyan, Eliza

($2,500)

AGNES MISSIRIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Hintlian, Julia

($2,000)

Naples, FL. with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Religious Studies and MA in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School, entering her Fifth year of graduate work for a PhD in Religious Studies.

DR. CAROLANN S. and GEORGE NAJARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Atanalian, Sandy

($1,000)

Montreal, Canada, with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Balamand, entering her Fourth year for a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal.

Danielyan, Edita

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in International Relations from Earlham College, entering her Second year of an MA program in International Relations with the focus on Energy Policy and Economics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Papazian, Arev

($1,000)

Beirut, a graduate of the American University of Beirut with a BA in Sociology and the University of Oxford with an MS in Social Anthropology, entering the Third year of a PhD degree in Sociology-Social Anthropology from Central European University.

Sahakyan, Mari

($1,000)

with a BA in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia, pursuing an MA in Filmmaking from the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia.

Tahajian, Talin

($1,000)

Belmont, with a BA in English from the University of Michigan, BA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and MA from Harvard, entering the First year of a PhD program in English at Yale.

HRIPSIME PARSEKIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Kulikova, Irina

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in Law from KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) and MA in Political Science from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. (Declined)

HARRIET S. PHILLIPS SCHOLARSHIPS

*Gomes, Patricia

($3,000)

entering her Junior Year at the Royal College of Music, London, for a BA Degree, majoring in Oboe.

Baghdasaryan, Irina

($1,000)

Yerevan, a graduate of the French University of Armenia in a joint program with Université Jean Moulin Lyon, entering her First year  for an LLM degree at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Bedzhanova, Nadia

($1,000)

Brooklyn, NY, a graduate of Moscow State University in Journalism & Photography, entering her First year for an MA Degree in Film at the Tisch School of the Arts.

AZNIVE MELIDONIAN RENJILIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Aghabalyan, Gayane

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in English & Communications from the American University of Armenia, entering her Second year for an MS Degree from the University of Glasgow in Education/Adult Education & Special Education.

MARY V. TOUMAYAN SCHOLARSHIP

Sngryan, Hasmik

($1,000)

Yerevan, with a BA in Fine Arts from the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia, entering her Second year for an MA in Fine Arts Printing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

ROSE “AZAD” HOVANNESIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Dodoyan, Anna

($500)

Yerevan, completed her BS in Medicine and is continuing for a medical degree at the Yerevan State Medical University, planning to specialize in Endocrinology.

LOS ANGELES AFFILIATE

HASMIK MGRDICHIAN SCHOLARSHIP

For California Residents
*Alaverdian, Anna

($5,000)

Los Angeles, with an associate degree from Los Angeles City College in Biology, entering her Junior year at the University of California, Berkeley, working toward a BS in Cognitive Science.

*Mariam Alaverdian

($5,000)

Los Angeles, with an associate degree from Los Angeles City College. entering her Senior year at Yale, majoring in Applied Mathematics.

Avagian, Angelika

($5,000)

Los Angeles, a graduate of Los Angeles Valley College in Political Science, entering her Second year in pursuit of a JD degree from Loyola Law School.

Baghdasaryan, Ofelia

($5,000)

Davis, with a BS degree from the University of Oklahoma in Biochemistry, entering her Second year of a PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

Beglarian, Talia

($5,000)

Glendale, with a BS degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, entering her Second year toward an MD degree from the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

NEW ENGLAND AFFILIATE

ARSHALOUS TASHJIAN MEDZORIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Maadanjian, Melissa

($2,500)

Ballouneh, Lebanon, with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from St. Joseph University, entering her First year for an MBA in Finance from London Business School.

Torosyan, Erebouni

($2,500)

Sandbach, England, a graduate of Lancaster University in Economics, entering her Second year of an MBA program at Alliance Manchester Business School with a focus on Strategy & Managing Disruptive Technologies.

OLGA PROUDIAN SCHOLARSHIP IN DIPLOMACY

Nana Shakhnazaryan

($1,000)

Brooklyn, NY, with a BA from the NYU Tisch School for the Arts at Columbia, entering an MA program in International Peace & Security at King’s College, London.

AIWA/NEW ENGLAND SCHOLARSHIP

Ghahramanyan, Ava Natali

($1,000)

Stepanakert, a graduate of Brunel University London in International Business, entering her First year of an MS program in Financial Technology at Exeter University.

SAN FRANCISCO AFFILIATE

ANITSA MINISSIAN SCHOLARSHIP/AUA

Anna Andreasyan

($500)

Gayane Barseghyan

($500)

Sona Bezirganyan

($500)

Lusine Davtyan

($500)

Meri Minasyan

($500)

Diana Sargsyan

($500)

TAMARA HOVHANNISYAN SCHOLARSHIP/AUA

Greta Sargsyan

($2,500)

SUZANNA KHACHATRYAN SCHOLARSHIP/AUA

Disbursement

($2,500)

*Undergraduate