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Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) Scholarships

Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) Scholarships are open to female students of Armenian descent who are attending accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must be full-time female students.

Candidates must be entering either their junior or senior year of undergraduate college, or graduate students. The scholarship is based on financial need as well as merit. Four different scholarships are available. A total of up to 25 students are chosen to receive scholarships every year.

Scholarships include:

The Agnes K. Missirian Scholarship - established in memory of Bentley College (Waltham, Massachusetts) Professor of Management Agnes Missirian, a strong advocate for women’s rights.
The AIWA Duffett Scholarships - made possible through a bequest from Ethel Jafarian Duffett, a survivor of the Genocide and a pioneering career woman who took an active interest in promoting awareness of Armenian issues.
The Dr. Carolann S. Najarian Scholarships
The Lucy Kasparian Aharonian Scholarship - awarded to female students in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, computer science, and architecture. The scholarship is named after Lucy Kasparian Aharonian a native of Lynn, MA, who had a long and varied career as an educator and a software engineer who was also an active member of the Society of Women Engineers.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 - $2,000.

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