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[FAR New York]: Margaret Ahnert has become a Role Model for Journalism Students image

More than 50 students came dressed in their finest for a special meeting to say thanks to their benefactor – renowned American-Armenian writer and journalist Margaret Ahnert. They were bubbling with energy and excitement to meet with the woman who believed in them and gave them a chance to delve into the world of journalism.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Seeds of Hope, Support, and Encouragement image

September 2014 was a turning point in Armine Sahakyan’s life. “I remember attending a university meeting where the representatives of Fund for Armenian Relief announced the Avetis and Arsho Baghsarian Scholarship Program and shared the application instructions,” recalls Armine with excitement. “Looking around and seeing so many students from different departments made me feel uncertain about receiving the scholarship that I wanted so much. Interestingly, a few days after applying, I got a call from FAR to tell me, ‘Congratulations, you won the scholarship.’

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[FAR Scholarships]: Ahnert’s Student on her Studies and her Female Role Model image

“Nothing happens by chance or luck,” starts Ani with a glimmer in her eyes. “Those who cross our path have a message for us. When I first learned about Margaret Ahnert and her [book] The Knock at the Door while watching the Voice of America, I couldn’t have imagined that five years later I would receive Ahnert’s support through the Ester Ajemian Scholarship Program.”

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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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