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    Diana Manukyan, AUA PR Coordinator
    40 Baghramyan Ave.
    Yerevan 0019, Republic of Armenia
    Email: [email protected]

    AGBU Pledges Continued Support by Launching New Scholarship Program

    YEREVAN, Armenia- The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to
    announce that the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will be awarding
    scholarships to qualified AUA students. AGBU, as one of the founding
    organizations of AUA alongside the University of California and the
    government of the Republic of Armenia, has been involved with the
    university since its inception in 1991. In addition to its continuous
    financial support to the school, the 2014-2015 academic year will launch
    AGBU's new scholarship program, an act of generosity that they plan to
    continue every year.

    10 undergraduates and 20 graduates were selected to receive scholarships,
    ranging from 25-90% of their tuition costs. Students were chosen on the
    basis of financial need coupled with high academic performance.

    AUA President, Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, stated, "We are grateful to AGBU
    for providing scholarship funds in support of our students. This fund
    allows us to admit students based on their scholastic qualifications,
    regardless of their financial ability to pay the tuition. Thanks to this
    and similar scholarship funds, we are able to ensure an economically
    diverse body of students."

    This year, AGBU is providing a total of $50,000 in scholarships. The award
    is contingent upon remaining in good academic standing, enrolling
    full-time, and maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
    Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 2015 graduation
    ceremony. In general, 50% of AUA students currently receive some kind of
    financial assistance.

    In April 2013, AGBU and AUA launched the AUA Extension-AGBU NKR Program to
    help reignite the workforce in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) through
    various training courses. To date, 1,062 participants have already
    participated in the program.

    Earlier this year, representatives from AGBU and AUA met with Minister of
    Defense of the Republic Armenia, Mr. Seyran Ohanyan, to sign a Memorandum
    of Understanding (MOU), by which AUA will provide leadership and English
    language training to representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the
    Armed Forces.

    AGBU has proven to be a champion for AUA and for the successful development
    of the Armenian youth through their financial assistance in the
    establishment of many academic programs. Now, with the start of the
    scholarship program, they are making their impact directly felt in the
    lives of AUA students.

    *Established in 1906, AGBU (*** *) is the
    world's largest non-profit Armenian organization. Headquartered in
    New York
    City, AGBU preserves and promotes the Armenian identity and heritage
    through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs, annually touching
    the lives of some 400,000 Armenians around the world.*

    *Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private,
    independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the
    University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and
    the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies,
    encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic


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    From: A. Papazian