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[Mathevosian Scholarship]: Application Process has started standard

FAR is continuing to lift economic barriers and offer specialized scholarships to Armenian students. In fact, as advertised in the news and on university campuses across Armenia, FAR has just started accepting applications for this year’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program. Applications for the program, which provides tuition for undergraduate and graduate students, and medical residents at Yerevan State University, are received daily. The Mathevosian program is one of the many scholarships that FAR offers, which help hundreds of young Armenains obtain a higher education.

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – Negotiations 101. standard

On Sundays, Vernissage is the place to be in Yerevan. This open-air flea market offers anything and everything you might be looking for – from unrecognizable pieces of machinery to touristy Armenia T-shirts – there is really something for everyone! In this bazaar, negotiating becomes a sport. A vendor will never reveal the actual price he or she hopes to receive for an item, because the negotiation is an integral part of the sale process. Armenians certainly do have some business savvy running in their veins! The treasures found at Vernissage very much remind me of my childhood: my grandpa used to restore anything he could find. On Sundays, we would go to the flea market in Marseille to sell ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – Negotiations 101. standard

On Sundays, Vernissage is the place to be in Yerevan. This open-air flea market offers anything and everything you might be looking for – from unrecognizable pieces of machinery to touristy Armenia T-shirts – there is really something for everyone! In this bazaar, negotiating becomes a sport. A vendor will never reveal the actual price he or she hopes to receive for an item, because the negotiation is an integral part of the sale process. Armenians certainly do have some business savvy running in their veins! The treasures found at Vernissage very much remind me of my childhood: my grandpa used to restore anything he could find. On Sundays, we would go to the flea market in Marseille to sell ...

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[Listening to Armenia]: A Brush with Armenian Rock Bands for the Young Professionals standard

In a van leaving Noravank Monastery, we seven Young Professionals traveled in an hour from the 13th Century into the 21st. Greeting us outside our Yerevan hotel was a concert stage, a group of young Armenian rockers, and the bands performing for them. Charles Aznavour Square was transformed by the sounds of jazzy rock rhythms and saxophone expressions from the band Road Movie and the heavy metallic serenades of Dogma, whose lead singer Zara Gevorgyan entwined classic Armenian dance gestures and a silky Eastern voice around the deep Western-born beats energetically strummed off the bass guitar. E.V.A. at Fete de la Musique Credit : Celine Kaladjian In the meantime, a young Armenian, in his 20s sporting a jean jacket quite like ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Beneficiaries Stories, Mariam from Noratus. standard

Thanks to the support of Washington resident Jerair Nishanian, more than 40 children from socially vulnerable families have an opportunity to study at Gavar State University, which was established in 1993 to help educate youngsters around the Gavar and Gegharkunik regions. Mariam Margaryan, born in 1991 in village Noratus (famous for thousands of medieval khachkars), is one of the scholarship recipients. Mariam was 10 years old when both of her parents separately abandoned their family, leaving Mariam and her younger sister Mary in the care of their grandfather and grandmother. Grandfather Sargis is already 82 years old, but his aim is to live long enough to help his grandchildren reach their goals. Mariam with her grandfather and grandmother Credit : ...

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[FAR New-York]: Armenian professionals gathered in New Jersey standard

Two weeks ago, 15 Armenian-American professionals and students convened at Saint Leon Church Hall in Fair Lawn NJ for a high-level planning meeting hosted by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (www.aesa.org). This is the second New York-area meeting of the California-based AESA, which aims to develop projects in Armenia that will involve hundreds of talented Armenian scientists and engineers in this region. This meeting was convened by three community leaders: Dr. Garo Khanarian of Dow Chemical, Vahan Tanal of Parsons-Brinkerhoff, and A. Nurhan Becidyan, President of United Mineral & Chemical Corp.  Dr. Khanarian spoke of a future career night, where students will get valuable advice from a panel of experienced experts. Engineer Vahan Tanal (center) addresses colleagues and ...

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[FAR PRR]: FAR helps young Diaspora Armenians to discover their own Armenia in a very unique way. standard

For those in the Diaspora, living in multiple cultures is something many Armenian-Americans know well. Despite growing up in America, they have a strong awareness of and attachment to their Armenian roots – even if those roots have crossed through other nations and cultures before reaching the United States. For many Armenian-Americans, stepping foot in Armenia is a way to step beyond these childhood images. It provides a chance to learn who they are, as Armenians. Over 14 years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) has provided this opportunity to dozens of young Armenian-Americans through the Young Professionals Trip. To read the full release, please click here. Happy Armenian-Americans arrive in Goris Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[ANSEF]: Midterm reports submitted standard

The submission of the 25 ANSEF grantees’ midterm reports has been completed. The leaders of each of the scientific groups have submitted the reports electronically to the ANSEF Research Council as well as the FAR Yerevan Office. After the approval of the submitted midterm reports, the FAR Accounting Department will distribute the second installment of ANSEF grants (2,000 USD was provided to each group). 2010 ANSEF proposals submission is still in process, with an August 31st deadline.

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