GLENDALE—Four Armenian-American college-bound and two current university students will receive a helping hand with tuition and books this year, as the Armenian Youth Federation – Western US announced last week the recipients of its annual “Nanor Krikorian” Memorial Scholarship.
The recipients are: Tro Panossian from Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Christina Mehranbod from Redondo Union High School, Daniel Markarian from St. Francis High School, Hoory Minoyan from Rose and Alex Pilibos High School, Verginie Touloumanian from Woodbury University, and Kyle Dinkjian from Bentley College in Walthan, Massachusetts.
“We’re proud of our young Armenian-American intellectuals and look forward to their many accomplishments in both the Armenian and global community as they make their way through college and beyond,” said Gev Iskajyan, a member of the AYF”s Educational Council.
In its ninth year, the AYF Nanor Krikorian Scholarship has assisted many young, talented, and aspiring Armenian-American students to further their education. The first place winner for high school receives $1000, second place takes $500, and two third place winners receive $250 each. The two college winners receive $500 each. Winners are chosen based on an essay about how their majors and future plans will benefit the Armenian community, as well as academic standing, community involvement, and financial need.
“We believe in our youth, we believe in our future, and we will continue to invest in our people and community,” said Narbeh Sahagian, another member of the Educational Council involved in the selection process.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian youth organization in the United States, working to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of Armenian American youth.