AIWA Scholarship Awards 2020-2021
The Armenian International Women’s Association is pleased to present the scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 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
For California residents– $30,000 total disbursed
Ani Hakobyan ($5,000) – Earned a BA from UC Berkley CA. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Education at University of Southern California, USA. Origin: USA
Helena Nicole Kevorkian ($5,000) – Pursuing a BA degree in Communications/Public Relations from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Mariam Khorenyan ($5,000) – Earned a BA from American University of Armenia. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Affairs. Origin: Yerevan, RA
Tamar Nachian ($5,000) – Pursuing a Bachelor degree in Statistics and Data Science with an emphasis in Biopsychology from University of California Santa Barbara.
Lilit Oganessian ($5,000) – Pursuing a Ph.D. in Veterinary Science from University of California Davis.
Zhanna Ter-Zakaryan ($5,000) Earned a BA in Art History from Art Institute of Chicago, Ill, USA. Pursuing higher education at The Center of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, U.K.
- NISHAN AND MARGRIT ATINIZIAN SCHOLARSHIP – $5,000
Naz Özkaragöz($2,000) – Earned a BA in Architecture from Bahcesehir University, Turkey. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, Italy. Origin: Istanbul, Turkey.
Nanar Avedessian ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Communication from American University of Armenia. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Relations at Emerson College, Boston, MA. Origin: Aleppo, Syria.
Shaghig Hawatian ($1,000) – Earned a BS in Chemistry from Lebanese International University, Lebanon. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology at Haigazian University, Lebanon. Origin: Antelias, Lebanon.
Stella Stepanyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Business from American University of Armenia, and an MS in Nature Protection from the National Academy of Sciences, RA. Pursuing MESc at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
- CAROLANN S. NAJARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS – $5,000
Tamar Alexanian ($1,000) – Earned a BA in English from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Pursuing a JD from University of Michigan Law School, Origin: Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Narine Doursounian ($1,000) – Pursuing an MS in Mathematics and Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Origin: Westwood, MA.
Manana Hakobyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Economics and Data Science from University of California, Berkley. Pursuing an MS in Data Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA. Origin: Kotayk, RA.
Ani Khachatourian ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Psychology and Special Education from Regis College, MA. Pursuing an MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College, Los Angeles, CA. Origin: Lexington, MA.
Rachael Minassian ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Political Science from Providence College, RI. Pursuing a JD degree from Boston College Law School, MA. Origin: Providence, RI.
- LUCY KASPARIAN AHARONIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS – $3,000
Neli Davtyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Business from the American University of Armenia. Pursuing an MS in Management Science and Engineering at Columbia University, NY. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
Nana Karapetyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Business from the American University of Armenia. Pursuing an MS in Data Science at Trier University, Germany. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
Ania Khodabakhshian ($1,000)– Earned a BS and MS in Agricultural Engineering from Tehran University, Iran. Pursuing a PhD Program in Building Construction at the School of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology. Origin: Tehran, Iran
- ETHEL JAFARIAN DUFFETT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS – $3,000
Samara Gallagher ($1,000) – Earned a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. continuing toward an MS in Mechanical Engineering. Origin: Hampton, NH
Meri Mikaelyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Linguistics and Communication from Brusov State University, Yerevan, RA. Pursuing MFA degree in Media and Fine Arts at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
Mane Mirijanyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Finance from Armenia’s State University of Economics and an MA in International Business from Cologne University, Germany. Pursuing an MS in Business Analytics from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
- AGNES MISSIRIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP – $2,000
Arev Papazyan ($1,000)– Earned a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and an MS in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. Pursuing a PhD program in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. Origin: Beirut, Lebanon.
Mariam Torosyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in International Relations from the University of London, UK. Pursuing an MS in Digital Technology at Boston University Business School, MA. Origin: Moscow, Russia.
- HRIPSIME PARSEKIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – $1,000
Lusine Torosyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA in Spanish from Yerevan State University, RA. Pursuing an MA in Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution at the University of Madrid, Spain. Origin: Yerevan, RA.
- AZNIVE MELIDONIAN RENJILIAN SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000
Carrie Minassian($1,000) – Pursuing a BS double major in Medical Laboratory Science and Film at the University of Rhode Island. Origin: Providence, RI.
- MARY V. TOUMAYAN SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000
Talin Tahajian ($1,000) – Earned a BA in English from the University of Cambridge and MA in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Michigan. Pursuing an MPhil. in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK. Origin: Belmont, MA
- ROSE “AZAD” HOVANNESIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP – $500
Lusine Galstyan ($500) – Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan, majoring in Performing Arts (Flute). Origin: Yerevan, RA.
AIWA AFFILIATES SCHOLARSHIPS
- NEW ENGLAND AFFILIATE SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000
Vanouhi Petrosyan ($1,000) – Earned a BA degree from King’s College, London, UK. Pursuing an MS in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Politics. Origin: London, UK.
- OLGA PROUDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP in DIPLOMACY – $1,000
Maria Zakaryan ($1,000) – Earned BA in English from the American University of Armenia. Erasmus Exchange student at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and Charles University, Prague, Czechia. Pursuing a MA in International Relations at Central European University, Austria. Origin: Yerevan, RA.