The Board of Regional Directors of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Eastern USA recently announced the recipients of the ARS Lazarian Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships for the school year 2014-15.
The scholarships are based on merit, financial need, and involvement in the Armenian community. Recipients must be of Armenian descent and enrolled in a four-year college or university in the U.S. This year, the ARS Eastern USA awarded more than $24,000 to 22 students from 8 states.
The ARS Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was established through the generous donations of many benefactors, who provided the financial resources necessary for the ARS to assist Armenian undergraduate students for over three decades. The ARS George and Beatrice Lazarian Graduate Scholarship Fund has granted hundreds of generous scholarships to deserving graduate students.
The recipients of the Undergraduate Scholarship are:
Narek Dshkunyan, Computer Science, Massachusetts
Mary Kiledjian, Biological Science, New Jersey
Paul Basmajian, Information Technology, Michigan
Helena Bardakjian, Business Management, Michigan
Rafi Simon, Computer Engineering, Rhode Island
Keri Kaligian, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts
Arev Dinkjian, Education, New Jersey
Arousiak Kazarian, Pre-Med, New Jersey
Sevan Markosian, Nursing, Michigan
Robine Yaramian, Accounting and Management, Pennsylvania
Anna-Marie Danayan, Health Care Administration, Rhode Island
Lyusi Simon, Music, Massachusetts
Alysha Phillips, Music, Rhode Island
Sarkis Vartanian, Chemical Engineering, Michigan
The Lazarian Graduate Scholarship recipients are:
Talin Abrimian, Pharmacy, Massachusetts
Alexander Bedrosyan, Law, Pennsylvania
Talar Kachechian, Medicine, Maryland
Talene Taraksian, Pharmacy, Rhode Island
Artin Galoosian, Medicine, California
Tro Krikorian, Law, California
Armen Ghazarian, Epidemiology, Maryland
Lynda Asadourian, Dentistry, New York
Founded in 1910, the ARS is a non-profit, charitable organization comprised of Armenians who volunteer their time and effort to support the educational and humanitarian needs of the Armenian people throughout the world. The ARS Eastern USA is made up of 32 chapters and 1,300 members.