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The Arisdine Krikorian Scholarship
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2024 3:00 pm CT

The Arisdine Krikorian and Family Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who are of Armenian descent (self-identify) and reside and attend college or university in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts, area.

The Krikorian Family emigrated to the US from Armenia in the early 20th century, settling in Watertown Massachusetts. Two of their children, Rose and Sybil, went on to become high level employees in Massachusetts state government. They were keenly interested in helping to ensure the educational success of Armenian children attending local schools. The Foundation is named in honor of their mother.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to The Arisdine Krikorian Scholarship must:

  • Reside in the Greater Boston*, Massachusetts, metropolitan area
    *Greater Boston is defined as: five counties in Massachusetts: Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Essex, plus two counties in New Hampshire: Rockingham and Strafford.
  • Be of Armenian descent
  • Be a current high school senior, high school graduate, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Plan to be a fulltime undergraduate or graduate level student, attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the greater Boston, MA, metropolitan area for the entire 2024-2025 academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Immediate family members of the Trustees are ineligible. Immediate family members are defined as: spouses, dependents (biological, step or adopted children), and grandchildren.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $5,000. Up to 20 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only at colleges and universities located in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts, metropolitan area.


All applicants will be notified in early July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Arisdine Krikorian and Family Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

The Arisdine Krikorian and Family Foundation’s review committee will also review a custom essay (up to 10,000 characters, approximately 2,000 words) on the topic:

“Explain how your Armenian heritage has influenced your personal development and your choice of educational and community activities.”

Financial need will be considered.

Preference may be given to applicants pursuing Armenian Studies.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. The Arisdine Krikorian and Family Foundation will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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