Washington, D.C. - The updated Tenth Edition of the Armenian Assembly of America's financial aid directory for undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent has been released. The comprehensive resource is designed to provide students with information regarding available financial assistance to pursue their higher education. This updated Tenth Edition lists organizations throughout the United States, along with some groups in Canada and abroad, that grant scholarships. First produced in 1982, the Assembly’s Financial Aid Directory continues to serve as a resource for students to obtain scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. The Armenian Assembly remains committed to promoting education and encouraging Armenian youth to pursue higher learning. The Assembly's flagship, annual Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C., and its Yerevan Internship Program in Armenia, also offer scholarships to college students interested in these programs. Both Summer internship programs provide college students of Armenian descent an opportunity to experience the two nations' capitals, and take part in a full schedule of educational, cultural, volunteering, networking, and social activities throughout the eight-week duration.
Students who are accepted into the Washington, D.C. program, currently in its 45th year, are assisted with internship placements in a number of fields, including congressional offices, think tanks, media organizations, and governmental agencies. Participants also have the opportunity to meet Members of Congress, noted academicians, and other leaders through the Assembly’s Capitol Ideas and Lecture Series programs. Students admitted into the Yerevan Internship Program, presently in its 23rd year, have interned with Armenian governmental offices, NGOs, think tanks, museums, media outlets, medical centers, law firms among other offices. Over the course of eight weeks, participants experience life in their ancestral homeland, tour historical sites around Armenia, meet with Armenian officials, and even volunteer over one weekend to help build a home in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. Further information about both of the Assembly’s Summer internship programs can be found here. For additional details or assistance with the application process, please contact Assembly Programs Director Joseph Piatt at 202-393-3434 ext. 336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.