by Naira Hambardzumyan
Published: Saturday July 21, 2012

Armenian Reporter International

Five of the six graduates.

Yerevan - Six recipients of FAR's Ester Ajemian Scholarship
( successfully defended their
master's theses. These six diligent students hail from various regions
of Armenia and they are the first young Armenians to complete their
degrees with the assistance of this scholarship, which aims to support
aspiring female journalists.

Betkhehem Arabyan, who comes from Javakhk, is now working at the Mitq
news service. Manya Poghosyan from Masis is employed at
news service. After graduating from Armenia State Pedagogical
University, Satenik Asatryan has returned to the Syunik region to work
at a radio station in Kapan. Naira Guloyan is a journalist working for, and Shoghik Galstyan is still searching for the right job.

I am currently working at the Information and Public Relations
Department of Armenia's Ministry of Defense. In addition, I'm a
correspondent for the weekly newspaper Eter.

As young journalists who are making their first steps in this
profession, we are so fortunate to be highly qualified and endowed with
excellent knowledge and skills. We are fully aware of the importance
of our profession for our society and our nation. We will do our best
to serve our country by dedicating ourselves to our work, shedding
light on the issues that concern our people, and by being thorough
professionals. We are certain that after obtaining our master's
degrees we are now able to better compete in the labor market and
our investigations will assist in the formation and development of
a stronger civil society for Armenia.

My dream was to become a journalist. I can now say with certainty that
all of our dreams came true thanks to the Ester Ajemian Scholarship

Ester Ajemian Scholarship Program beneficiary Naira Hambardzumyan is
a proud graduate of Yerevan State University's journalism department.

Note: Established in July 2010, this scholarship aims to specifically
support and empower aspiring female journalists by providing the
opportunity to receive the education and training they need. Margaret
Ajemian Ahnert established this scholarship fund in memory of her
mother Ester Ajemian. The fund, administered by FAR, provides full
tuition and monthly stipends to female graduate students in Armenia.

Students are required to maintain excellent grades and must agree to
work in Armenia or Karabagh for the same number of years that they
are supported by the scholarship.

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