Armenia Education Scholarships
Don't Break Your Piggybank Just Yet
Armenia is a tiny country, once governed by the Soviet Union. Its geographic location put it at the gateway between Eastern Europe and the Middle East and historically as the ground from which some of the most ancient civilizations arose.
Students seeking study abroad programs in Armenia will find a few, some from colleges and universities, others through government funding. The experience of study in Armenia gives American students, especially those focused on international business or policy, the unique chance to witness first-hand the rapid changes taking place. In a very short length of time, the Armenian political and economic scene has gone from one tightly controlled by a large government to one more akin to a free market. The entire region of Eastern Europe has been literally overrun with multinational corporations and investors who sense lucrative markets and fertile business environments.
The National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Scholarships are focused on dangling monetary incentives in front of students who wish to study abroad for a year in non-traditional countries, such as Armenia. Owing to the competitive nature of the program, a few hundred candidates are chosen from among thousands, which means your academic record must be stellar and the more innovative your program the better. In fact if you are at all interested in the national security aspect of the program you will be even better positioned. The hitch to the program is that this is a scholarship for service program, meaning you are expected to work for the feds after you graduate. Versions of the scholarship are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are up to $25,000.
American Councils for International Education is focused most heavily on providing educational services especially for international collaboration and humanitarian understanding. The organization provides valuable funding for the following:
- Research Fellowships are regularly awarded to graduate and post-graduate researchers who are interested in conducting research in an Eastern European country, such as Armenia. A consortium of federal agencies, including the Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, funds the program. Eligible scholars must have a well-defined project that covers a few months in the country. The Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowships award up to $35,000 to the ideal researchers.
- Eurasian Regional Language Program offers valuable scholarships to students wishing to pursue Armenian language studies and others in what is now considered Eurasia. Awards cover a summer long program of study in Armenia.
The University of Georgia offers its business and related students an opportunity to study Eastern European economic changes on site in Armenia. The UGA Study Abroad in Armenia: International Business and Relations program is based in the capital city of Yerevan. Political Science, Economics and Agriculture majors are all suitable. Scholarships available include:
- Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Scholarships are given to outstanding undergraduate students participating in any study abroad program.
- Students heading off to overseas studies for the first time may qualify for the International Education Week Study Abroad Scholarship. Additional criteria include stellar academic scores.
- Katherine Murphy Scholarships are also awarded to first timers and in combination with academic record.
- UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowships are meted out to undergrads in overseas programs that are at least a semester. Academic merit applies.
The University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms are Pitt’s unique design on a study abroad program. The Andrew J. Traina Memorial Scholarship was created solely for the purpose of providing students heading to study abroad programs in Armenia. The scholarship awards a generous $3,000.