The Selection Committee of the Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund recently announced the award of scholarships to the following students for the academic year 2014-15: Ani Aghajanyan, $5000, in the field of visual communications; Alexander Bedrosyan, $5000, international law; Aren Dabaghian, $5000, pharmacy; Andranik Demirchyan, $5000, law; Kasania Khachadourian, $2500, business administration; Rebekah Stites, $5000, biology; and Sarah Stites, $2500, business.
The Peter and Alice Koomruian Armenian Education Fund was established in 1986 with a generous testamentary donation in the sum of $425,000 from Alice Torigian Koomruian. In the last 15 years alone and up to the date of this announcement, the fund has distributed $335,600 to 197 scholarship recipients of Armenian descent in numerous fields of study, ranging from the arts and sciences to veterinary medicine.
Applications for the academic year 2015-16 may be obtained from the Koomruian Armenian Education Fund by e-mailing [email protected]; by writing c/o Terenik Koujakian, 15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201, Encino, California 91436; by writing to the Koomruian Armenian Education Fund, c/o Bank of America Trust Services Center, 100 Westminster Street, RI1-536-05-03, Providence, RI 02903; or by e-mailing [email protected] The deadline for filing the application is April 30, 2015. Requests by mail for applications must include a self addressed and stamped envelope.
Applicants must be of Armenian ancestry and enrolled as full-time students at a university or college in the United States. The award is based on a student’s academic performance and financial need.