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[FAR Scholarships]: “Animal Liberation” or a Snapshot of a Young Armenian Author from Syria image

Starting from 2012, with a massive flow of Syrian Armenians to Armenia, many things have changed in our country that has had a positive impact on economy, services, and even culture. Manuel Markeian is trying to raise awareness on the pros of the plant-based lifestyle, and the cons of eating animal products including meat, eggs, and/or dairy products.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Tigran Tsughuryan – Meet the Youngest Entrepreneur from Arstvaberd image

At just 23 years of age, Tigran Tchughuryan became the youngest successful businessperson in Artsvaberd - his village located in the Tavush province of Armenia. Tigran was raised in a family of pedagogues with the belief that he would become a geography teacher, just like his two older brothers. However, his brothers one day popped the idea of entrepreneurship into his mind, and in 2010, Tigran applied to the Armenian State University of Economics, the Department of Microeconomics and Organization of Entrepreneurial Activities.

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[ANSEF]: Former Scholarship Student Wins 2017 ANSEF Grant image

Dr. Vehanush Marukhyan has defied the odds stacked against her, using education as the tool to propel herself forward. The eldest of three daughters, Vehanush grew up in poverty. “My father was unemployed and my mother could hardly care for us on her low salary as a chemistry teacher back then. I would never have been able to study if it not for FAR and the Mathevosian Scholarship," said Vehanush. “Really, if it wasn’t for FAR I wouldn’t have my bachelor’s.”

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[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Scholarship Helps Many Young Armenians Master Vocational Skills image

One of the goals of our Gulamerian Scholarship Program is to ensure that teenagers who grow up in orphanages are able to learn a trade or profession they can use once they transition out of these orphanages when they turn 18. Today, there are 117 teenagers and young people involved in the Gulamerian Scholarship Program, 80 of whom study cooking, cosmetology, carpentry, computer skills, etc.

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[FAR Scholarships]: One Gulamerian Scholar Finds Inspiration in Social Work image

Twenty-year-old Gohar Khachatryan is an ideal role model for others. Gohar started her bachelor’s degree last year in sociology from Yerevan State University (YSU). Recently she was chosen to spend the day as the school’s vice-rector, an honor and additional attribution for her CV. "They chose me based on my academic grades, active involvement in university issues, and my application. Then I underwent an interview and was the lucky one selected," said Gohar who was also chosen last year to be the Sociology Faculty’s dean for a day.

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