Application Checklist

  • Father and/or mother and/or grandparent of Armenian origin
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Will have undergraduate status in fall 2021
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited US university/college you plan to attend fall 2020
  • First 2 pages of your income tax returns for year 2020 enclosed (If not available, provide year 2019 tax returns, kept in strict confidence)
  • First 2 pages of parent's tax returns for year 2020 enclosed (If not available, provide year 2019 tax returns, kept in strict confidence)
  • Sealed official transcripts (mailed or electronically submit from school to aef@aefweb.org)
  • Current academic reference letter
  • Current reference letter attesting to Armenian community service
  • Personal Statement (One-page double spaced)

Your application will not be considered unless all required information is received by June 30, 2021. Please submit the application below. Official transcripts must be sealed and mailed or electronically submit directly from school administration. 

All applications are reviewed by AEF's Scholarship Committee, and information is kept strictly confidential. 

 

Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship
2021-2022 AEF Scholarship Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Education Information

    *If you're admitted for the fall term, you must have final, official transcripts (high school and/or college) sent to our office. These transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before June 30th.
  • College/UniversityDates AttendedMarjor(s)G.P.A. 
  • (when you expect it will be awarded, and any other pertinent information)
  • (please list all honors/awards below, no attachments)
  • (Include name of organization(s), description of activities, and extent of your participation in the last two years.)
  • (Include description and date of each activity, your participation, organizations and offices held)
  • Financial aid received and amount (Please list all scholarships, grants, loans, including dates, or none.):
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  • Employment

    (most recent)
  • Current Academic and Community References

    Enclose one academic and one Armenian community service reference letter. Please ensure letters are prepared on official letterheads with official signatures.
  • NameTitleTelephone 
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  • Personal Statement

    Please upload a separate essay not to exceed one double-spaced typed page, and no less than 11-point font. Most importantly, please include your name and "Personal Statement" in the top header of each page.
  • Beyond what you have already shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for the Tufenkian Scholarship? What has been the most significiant challenge you have faced, and the steps you have taken to overcome them? How will you utilize your college education to benefit Armenians and/or Armenia? There is no right or wrong way to answer these questions: It’s about getting to know your personality, background, interests and achievements in your own unique voice.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.