Haidostian: In this new scholarship program, excellence and leadership potential will receive special prominence.
Beirut, 19 Sept. 2012. On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Haigazian University officially launched its newly established, the Future Armenian Leadership Fund.
The creation of FALF came as a response from the Haigazian Board of Trustees to the ever increasing need of financial aid for deserving Armenian students. Thus FALF will award academically excellent and financially challenged students with a chance of higher education, covering full or part of their tuition.
At a reception attended by trustees, Armenian educational leaders, and members of the Haigazian community, University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian thanked the Board of Trustees for establishing the program and the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) for taking leadership in the fundraising campaign.
Haidostian announced that though a full scholarship grant would require a $25,000, donors may grant any amount for this purpose. He further disclosed that thus far, $100,000 has been raised, and a fresh $50,000 need to be raised annually, in order for this program to bear good fruit.
Haidostian reiterated the vital importance of the financial aid program at Haigazian University in general, as “one of the most significant contributions the university makes to the future of the Lebanese and Armenian youth.” “More particularly, in this new scholarship program, however, excellence and leadership potential will receive special prominence”, Haidostian concluded.
Recipients of FALF are Armenian students majoring in any subject or scholars majoring in Armenian or Christian Education. Financial Aid Officer, Maral Gurunian declared that the fund, at its first year, granted 2 outstanding students with a full scholarship. The proud recipients are NanorKalayjian from YeghisheManoukian College and Raffi Kestenian from the Armenian Evangelical College.
The Future Armenian Leadership Fund has been introduced as an opportunity for supporters, alumni and friends of Haigazian to make an impact on one student, helping him/her become a leader in local and global community.
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