ARS Eastern USA Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

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.

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