Glendale, CA – The Armenian Youth Federation “Garo Madenlian” Public Affairs Office announced Thursday that it has chosen the seven recipients of the “Nanor Krikorian” Scholarship.
Over 30 Scholarship applications, which were made available to all high school seniors of Armenian descent, were received. After closely reviewing all applications 11 finalists were called for interviews, of which seven were chosen to receive scholarships.
The AYF provided a total of $3500 in scholarships to a total of seven qualified applicants. The recipients were Hovik Dermenchyan of El Camino High School, Talar Kharadjian and Marilyn Keoseyan of Granada Hills High School, Victoria Shpak and Lucinee Tovmasyan of Montebello High School, and Natalie Djabourian and Talar Gurunian of Mesrobian High School.
Each of the seven scholarship recipients have not only displayed commendable academic achievements but have also held roles as activists in the Armenian community, while displaying exemplary dedication to cultural, political, and community involvement.
“The AYF prides itself in contributing to the education of the youth,” said scholarship coordinator Ani Garibyan. “We are proud of the recipients and know that our investment in them will payoff with dividends to the Armenian American community in the future.”
Now in its second year, the Nanor Krikorian Scholarship has awarded 16 graduating high school seniors of Armenian descent a total of $6100. The scholarship is named after a young AYF activist, Nanor Krikorian, whose life was cut short by cancer. Those interested in contributing to the expansion of the scholarship can mail donations payable to AYF to 104 N. Belmont St. #206 Glendale, CA 91206.