GLENDALE–The Armenian Youth Federation on Friday announced the names of the seven recipients of the "Nanor Krikorian" Scholarship–after reviewing 30 prospective applicants.
The AYF will provide a total of $3500 in scholarship funds to Maral DerSarkissian and Rubina Ghazarian of Crescenta Valley High School–Edgar Mkrtchian of La Canada High School–Shaunte Baboumian of Townsend Harris High School–Ara Thomassian of Alex Pilibos High School–Justine Karanian of Avon High School–Katie Kavorkian of Shepherd Hill Regional High School.
Each of the seven scholarship recipients has not only displayed commendable academic achievemen’s–but has also been actively involved in the Armenian community–displaying exemplary involvement in cultural–political–and community activities.
According to scholarship coordinator Ani Garibyan–the goal is to encourage youth to be both academically successful and promote the interests of their community." We are proud of the recipients and know that they will undoubtedly serve Armenia generously in the future."
Now in its third year–the Nanor Krikorian Scholarship has awarded 23 graduating high school seniors of Armenian descent a total of $9600. 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.
The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States serves Armenian American communities west of the Mississippi through education–athletics–political activism–cultural activities and social settings. To learn more about the AYF please log on to www.AYFwest.org.