Glendale, CA – The Armenian Youth Federation, Western Region (AYF-WR) announced the recipients of the “Nanor Krikorian Memorial Scholarship”. The recipients are, Scott Yerganian from Medfield High School, Gohar Kotcharian from Crescenta Valley High School, Nieri Avanessian from Winston Churchill High School, Armine Sargsyan from Hollywood High School, Anahid Yahjian from Clark Magnet High School, Armine Manukyan from Hollywood High School and Sevan Simonian from Mesrobian Armenian High School.
“Each year the pool of qualified applicants applying for the scholarship increase, making it difficult to choose which applicant will receive the scholarship.” said Ani Garibyan, AYF Nanor Krikorian Scholarship Coordinator.
In its fifth year, the AYF-WR has been able to assist 35 students to further their education through the Nanor Krikorian Scholarship. Each year, seven students are given a scholarship ranging from $250 to $1000. These students are chosen by not only on how well they did in their high school careers, but also by how they have contributed to their perspective Armenian communities and to Armenia.
“We are proud of the scholarship recipients and believe that they will continue to serve the Armenian Diaspora and Armenia” said Saro Haroun, chairperson of the AYF-WR Educational Council. “These students are among a greater number of educated and Armenian hearted youth” said Haroun.
The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) is the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization. With chapters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the AYF actively advances the concerns of Armenian American youth on a broad range of issues.