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Eastern Diocese Announces 2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

Diocesan Scholarships

The Eastern Diocese has announced the recipients of the 2018-19 academic year Diocesan scholarships.

The Diocese presents awards each year to students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs who have demonstrated a high degree of scholarship and leadership in their local parishes.

The program is supported by various endowment funds, including the Adrina Movsesian Scholarship, the Armine Dikijian Journalism Scholarship, the Mabel Fenner Scholarship, and the George Holopigian Memorial Fund.

This year the Diocese distributed $30,000 in grants to 40 students across Diocesan parishes.

Below are the names of this year’s scholarship recipients.

Aleen Merzoian, Armenian Church of Our Savior, MA

Alex Der Vartanian, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, MA

Andrew Gazal, Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, NY

Angel Zohrabian, St. George Armenian Church, CT

Ani Ipjian, St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, IL

Armen Chubukian, St. Mary Armenian Church, DC

Armen Sharigian, St. James Armenian Church, VA

Carolina Gazal, Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, NY

Celine Belekdanian, St. Leon Armenian Church, NJ

Danielle Jae, St. Mary Armenain Church, NJ

David Ameriguian, St. John’s Armenian Church, MI

David Marottolo, Armenian Church of Holy Resurrection, CT

Georgette Avrigian, Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, PA

Gregory Manuelian, Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, NY

Grigore Boyakjon, St. John’s Armenian Church, MI

Jianna Balian, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, MA

John Vatian, Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church, FL

Julie Thomasian, St. Mary Armenian Church, DC

Kaitlyn Ballentine, Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, MA

Karin Hadadan, St. Leon Armenian Church, NJ

Kristina Chevian, St. Gregory the Enlightener, NY

Max Ylitalo, St. Sahag Armenian Church, MN

Michael Boyajian, Sts. Joachim & AnneArmenian Church, IL

Natalie Avedissian, Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church, FL

Natalie Mardoian, Sts. Joachim & AnneArmenian Church, IL

Natalie Minasyan, St. Leon Armenian Church, NJ

Neena Aivazian, St. Kevork Armenian Church, TX

Neil Ferraro, Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, MA

Nicole Haroutunian, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, MA

Rakel Tavitian, Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, MA

Rosanna Ameriguian, St. John’s Armenian Church, MI

Samara Gallagher, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, MA

Sara Nazarian, Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church, FL

Seth Markarian, St. Leon Armenian Church, NJ

Sonya Dervishian, Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, PA

Spencer Keoleian, St. John’s Armenian Church, MI

Steven Hagopian, St. John’s Armenian Church, MI

Talar Hovsepian, Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, NY

Talar Manuelian, Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, NY

Zovinar Aghavian, St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, NY

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