HAIGAZIAN UNIVERSITY RECEIVES A $250,000 SCHOLARSHIP DONATION FROM MR. AND MRS. ARMEN HAROUTUNIAN
RECEIVES A $250,000 SCHOLARSHIP DONATION FROM
MR. AND MRS. ARMEN HAROUTUNIAN
The establishment of THE ARMEN & SALPI HAROUTUNIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND was joyfully announced at Haigazian University on December 2, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Haroutunian donated US$250,000 to be used for scholarship assistance for Armenian students on the graduate and the undergraduate levels. The university celebrated the establishment of this fund as it approaches the celebration of its 60th anniversary.
The event started with President Paul Haidostian expressing his gratitude on behalf of Haigazian University for receiving this generous donation. He noted that it shows the trust the Haroutunians have in Haigazian University’s mission. The president highlighted that the substantial gift will be used for Armenian students who maintain good academic standards and are in need of financial assistance. He underlined the fact that the university’s greatest needs are and will continue to be in the area of raising funds in order to enable students attain a higher education, especially those with limited financial resources. In addition, President Haidostian spoke about the long years of service that the sponsor, Mr. Haroutounian, has already given to the Armenian community and in particular to Haigazian University in the form of financial assistance which has benefited numerous students.
A short power point was presented to give a glimpse of the prolific life of Mr. Haroutounian and the different contributions he has made through publications and various cultural and charitable initiatives.
Lastly, the sponsor Mr. Armen Haroutunian expressed his sense of satisfaction and fulfillment and hoped that in the coming such events would be contagious and be repeated often. He explained that, alongside non-Armenians, Haigazian University brings together Armenian youth of all backgrounds and offers them a variety of academic programs of study in an atmosphere that also nurtures the Armenian spirit. He noted that Haigazian University helps elevate the educational and social standards of our nation and encouraged others to also share their financial resources supporting the growth and prosperity of a unique institution of the Armenian diaspora.
A reception and time of fellowship with Mr. and Mrs. Haroutunian concluded the event.
This donation was a special tribute and recognition for all of Haigazian University’s faculty and staff, past and present, and for its ongoing educational work.