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Heritage Scholar Grant up to $2,000 USD Jan 1 Apr 15 Apr 15 May 15 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to one (1) to two (2) college-bound high school seniors graduating from each of the three AGBU high schools in the United States. Applicants must be seniors with a GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) and above at any of the following three AGBU high schools within the United States: AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park, CA; AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School in Southfield, MI; AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, CA. Applicants must be admitted to a selective university and must be nominated for the grant by the principal and faculty of their respective high school.  This is a one-time grant, with awards ranging up to $2,000 USD.

Do not log in to the Scholarship website to apply.  Please click here to download an AGBU Heritage Scholars Grant application.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

US Graduate Fellowship up to $7,500 USD Jan 1 Apr 30 May 15 Jun 30 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to graduate students of Armenian descent. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time graduate degree programs at highly selective colleges and universities in the United States with a GPA of 3.5 and above, as measured by the American grading system. Grants of up to $7500 USD are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years of graduate/professional study or Ph.D. study.

Students pursuing study in the performing arts or religious studies at institutions in the US are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship or AGBU Religious Studies Fellowship, respectively.  

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

Performing Arts Fellowship (study in all countries except UK) up to $7,500 USD Jan 1 May 31 Jun 15 Jul 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia) who are pursuing studies in the field of performing arts (music, drama, and film). Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at highly selective conservatories or colleges/universities worldwide (except the UK; please see below for more information) and have a GPA of 3.5 and above as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to $7,500 USD are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward conservatory/college/university education expenses.

Performing Arts students pursuing study in the UK are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in the UK)

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

Performing Arts Fellowship (study in UK) up to £3,000 GBP Jan 5 May 31 Jun 15 Jul 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia) who are pursuing studies in the field of performing arts (music, drama, and film). Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at highly selective conservatories or colleges/universities in the United Kingdom and have a GPA of 3.5 and above as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to £3,000 GBP are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward conservatory/college/university education expenses.

Performing Arts students pursuing study outside of the UK are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in all countries except the UK)

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

Religious Studies Fellowship up to $5,000 USD Jan 1 May 31 Jun 15 Jul 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to graduate students of Armenian descent worldwide (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia) who are pursuing religious studies (theology, youth ministry). Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at seminaries or highly selective colleges/universities worldwide with a GPA of 3.0 and above as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to $5,000 USD are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward seminary/college/university education expenses.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

International Scholarship (study in all countries outside US except UK, France, Syria) up to $3,000 USD Jan 1 Jun 1 Jun 15 Aug 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia), pursuing study at highly selective colleges and universities outside of the United States, United Kingdom, France &Syria. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs with a GPA of 3.2 and above, as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to $3,000 USD are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years of college/university education expenses.

Students from outside the US who are pursuing graduate study in the US are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU US Graduate Fellowship. Similarly, students from outside the US who are pursuing study in the performing arts or religious studies are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in all countries except UK)/AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in UK),or AGBU Religious Studies Fellowship, respectively.  Students pursuing study in the United Kingdom, France or Syria should apply for an AGBU International Scholarship for these respective countries.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

International Scholarship (study in UK) up to £3,000 GBP Jan 1 Jun 1 Jun 15 Aug 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia), pursuing study at highly selective colleges and universities in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are administered through the AGBU London Trust.  Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs with a GPA of 3.2 and above, as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to £3,000 GBP are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward college/university education expenses.

Students who are pursuing study in the performing arts or religious studies at institutions in the UK are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in UK) or AGBU Religious Studies Fellowship, respectively.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

International Scholarship (study in Syria) up to $1,000 USD Jan 1 Jun 1 Jun 15 Aug 31 Learn more

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia), pursuing study at highly selective colleges and universities in Syria. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs with a GPA of 3.2 and above, as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to $1,000 USD are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward college/university education expenses.

Students who are pursuing study in the performing arts or religious studies at institutions in Syria are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in all countries except UK) or AGBU Religious Studies Fellowship, respectively.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

International Scholarship (study in France) up to €1,800 EUR Jan 1 Sep 15 Oct 6 Oct 31 Learn more

Please note that students applying for the International Scholarship who are pursuing study in France will adhere to a different set of deadlines than students pursuing study in all other countries.

AGBU offers scholarships to undergraduate and some graduate students of Armenian descent (excluding citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia), pursuing study at highly selective colleges and universities in France. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs with a GPA of 3.2 and above, as measured by the American grading system scale. Grants of up to €1,800 EUR are awarded annually, and are available for a maximum of three (3) years toward college/university education expenses.

Students who are pursuing study in the performing arts or religious studies at institutions in France are not eligible for this scholarship; these students should apply for an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship (study in all countries except UK) or AGBU Religious Studies Fellowship, respectively.

Refer to the AGBU Scholarship table for more information.

Specialized Applications for Educational Assistance


Click on the following link to download an AGBU Religious Education Assistance Program application. This opportunity is only available to Armenian clergy and lay leaders seeking professional development - not full-time degree programs.  Do not log in to the Scholarship website to apply for this program.

Click on the following links to download the appropriate AGBU Educational Assistance Program application. This opportunity is only available to AGBU school faculty and AGBU program staffDo not log in to the Scholarship website to apply for this program.

Important Information


Guidelines subject to change.

AGBU offers various categories of scholarships depending on location and field of study. Only students of Armenian descent who are enrolled in full-time degree programs for the entire academic year are eligible to apply.

Please note that AGBU Scholarship application deadlines will be strictly enforced. Applications submitted past these designated dates will not be accepted or considered. In order to submit an application, students must complete each section as instructed and upload all required documents. No exceptions will be made.

Applicants from Armenia

Applicants who are citizens of Armenia qualify for AGBU Scholarships for study outside of Armenia.  For the applicant's security, it is advised that a major portion of tuition and other expenses has already been secured through personal means, foundations, governmental and state grants, and/or the academic institution they are attending.  We impose this rule to ensure that there is a good chance the student will actually be able to study abroad. Please note, scholarships are not available to citizens of Armenia for local study in Armenia.

Past Recipients / Renewals

Students who have received a scholarship from AGBU in the past and meet the eligibility requirements specific to the scholarship category of interest may apply for renewal by creating an online account (if prior to 2012) or logging into their existing account (created in 2012 and after). The system will distinguish between new and renewal applicants based on the answers provided to the questions in the Eligibility section of the application.

Students who have completed an AGBU Scholarship application online since 2012 may log in with the same credentials. Information from previous years will be available in the History section of their profile.

Please note, for students who have received financial assistance from AGBU in the past (either in the form of a grant or a loan), this history is taken into consideration and counted toward the three (3) time award limit when determining eligibility for renewal.

Short Term Education

AGBU does not offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships or travel grants to those wishing to take part in a conference, a semester abroad, non-degree program courses, research studies, or any similar short-term educational or professional experience.