Two promising university seniors, Datev Hovannisian and Armen Abkarian, on August 22 accepted their checks as co-winners of the Marilyn Arshagouni Scholarship.
The Scholarship is designed to assist Armenian students who have achieved at least junior status at an accredited university in the United States. Preference is given to Ferrahian graduates pursuing careers in the humanities, fine and performing arts, social sciences, and education.
Hovannisian, a senior at UCLA majoring in mathematics, with an interest in English and the creative arts, has demonstrated her commitment to education by volunteering as a math tutor for middle and high school students. Her goals include becoming a CPA and volunteering her services to those in need.
Armen Abkarian, a senior at Cal State University Northridge, is pursuing a degree in political science, with the goals of completing law school and becoming an attorney. His experience as an intern for the ANC helped him understand the role government can play in the advancement of the Armenian community.
Both Datev and Armen have participated in a wide range of activities associated with Armenian organizations and institutions and demonstrate that, as they earn their professional degrees, they will actively contribute to the life of the Armenian community.