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Apr 28 2020

Armenian Educational Foundation Steps Up in Time of Crisis

Sending Aid to Families in Need in Armenia Times of crisis bring out either the best or worst in us. Thankfully, the best in us is shining through. The current situation in Armenia has sparked Armenian Educational Foundation members and volunteers to step in to support students and families in need of food and supplies….

Mar 19 2020

AEF Students Step Up to COVID-19 Challenges

The Republic of Armenia has declared a 30-day state of emergency over the coronavirus, imposing border restrictions that include a ban on citizens leaving the republic. As people everywhere try to find ways of coping with the spread of the virus, Armenian Educational Foundation students have chosen to step up during this moment of crisis….

Mar 9 2020

AEF Now Accepting Tufenkian Scholarship Applications

GLENDALE—The Armenian Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarships for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to Armenian undergraduate students at accredited United States colleges or universities. To qualify for thisscholarship, students must be of Armenian descent, have a…

Feb 28 2020

AEF Announces Oratorical Contest Winners

The Armenian Educational Foundation’s fourth annual Oratorical Contest drew in over 100 supporters. This year, the contest was held on February 22 at the Chevy Chase Country in Glendale, California. The hall was generously donated for the event by the country club owners, Nick Agakanian, Vatche Kouyoumdjian, and Esteban Nazarian. Representatives from all five local…

Feb 18 2020

AEF Holds 12th Annual School Supply Project at Chamlian School

Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School students and Armenian Educational Foundation volunteers joined forces to help pack 470 backpacks for students in six AEF sponsored schools in the Shirak region, as well as three AEF sponsored schools in the Araghtzoten region in Armenia. The collaborative event was held on Sunday, February 9. The School Supply…

Feb 10 2020

AEF to Host Fourth Annual Oratorical Contest

In adherence to its long-standing tradition of supporting educational programs for local Armenian students, the Armenian Educational Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Oratorical Contest following three successful years. The public speaking competition will take place at the Chevy Chase Country Club, located at 3067 E Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA 91206 on Saturday, February…

Feb 5 2020

Sold Out Gala Celebrates 70 Years of AEF Accomplishments

LOS ANGELES—More than 500 community leaders, supporters, and generous donors attended the Armenian Educational Foundation’s 70th Anniversary Gala. The momentous event was held on January 26.at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. The gala opened at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The evening kicked off with a performance of…

Dec 5 2019

AEF to Honor Vahik Petrossian at 70th Anniversary Gala

The Armenian Educational Foundation will honor Vahik Petrossian at AEF’s 70th Anniversary Gala. Petrossian will receive AEF’s Lifetime Service Award for his devotion and dedication to AEF and his support to the Armenian community. The gala will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Vahik Petrossian has been an AEF…

Nov 25 2019

AEF Hosts Annual Scholarship Reception, Opens Renovated School in Armenia

October has become an exciting and inspiring time for the Armenian Educational Foundation throughout the years, and this year was no exception. This October, 35 AEF members and supporters traveled to Armenia to meet with AEF scholarship recipients and alumni, and witnessed firsthand the many successes of AEF’s programs. Established in 2007, the AEF scholarship…

Nov 5 2019

AEF to Honor Sam and Sylva Simonian at 70th Anniversary Gala

The Armenian Educational Foundation will honor Sam and Sylva Simonian at AEF’s 70th Anniversary Gala. The Simonians will receive AEF’s Lifetime Achievement award for their pioneering work in establishing the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies. Recognizing that technology will have a tremendous impact on the economic growth of Armenia, the Simonians were determined to provide…