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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…

Sep 30 2019

AEF’s School Supply Project Provides Materials for Students in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk

It’s that time of year again. Schools have begun a new academic year and welcomed students from all walks of life. Some have all the necessary supplies, while others are less fortunate and struggle to meet the bare minimum standard. There are even those who regrettably don’t have any school supplies at all. This is…

Sep 23 2019

AEF Announces 2019-2020 Tufenkian Scholarship Recipients

GLENDALE—The Armenian Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce the 2019 – 2020 Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship Award recipients. Three $3,000 scholarships have been awarded to Armenian undergraduate students at accredited United States colleges or universities. To qualify for this scholarship, students had to be of Armenian descent, have a…

Sep 16 2019

AEF Raises $150,000 in Pre-Sale Sponsorship for 70th Anniversary Gala

GLENDALE— This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Educational Foundation. To celebrate AEF’s 70 years of accomplishments, a pre-gala kick off dinner was held on September 8, at the home of long-time members Rafik and Helly Khatchaturian in La Cañada, CA. The dinner welcomed more than 80 of AEF’s long-standing…

Jun 26 2019

AEF Scholarship Interviews Inspire a First-Time Panelist

Armenian Educational Foundation’s scholarship program started with 21 scholarships in 2007. This year, AEF has granted $320,000 in scholarships to 317 students in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk, including 124 new students. AEF’s Yerevan Office received 700 qualified scholarship applications and the Scholarship Committee has now completed its difficult task of screening, interviewing, and selecting the…