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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…

May 30 2019

AEF Distributes School Supplies to Javakhk Students

BY LILY SAVADIAN Javakhk: a place not known by many Armenians. A region in Georgia where nature abounds and hardship endures. A place where education matters. We arrived while potatoes in the region were being plowed, due to the anticipation of fall and winter’s heavy rain. Many students, parents, Babiks and Dadiks left their daily…

Apr 11 2019

Armenian Educational Foundation Accepting Applications for Scholarships

Glendale—The Armenian Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to Armenian undergraduate students at an accredited United States college or university. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be of Armenian descent,…