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Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out some of the frequently asked questions. 
Have a question that isn't answered below? Please feel free to contact us.

I am not exactly sure under which scholarship category I fall. How can I be sure?

Click the following link for detailed descriptions and to learn more about  AGBU Scholarships. If you are still unsure, please send an email to scholarship@agbu.org.

Are Ph.D. students eligible to apply for AGBU Scholarships?

Yes.

What is the deadline to apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

The deadline to apply varies by the AGBU Scholarship category. Click the following link for detailed descriptions and to learn more about AGBU Scholarships.

Are AGBU scholarships need-based or merit-based?

AGBU scholarships are both need-based AND merit-based.

Are AGBU Scholarships granted per semester or per academic year?

AGBU Scholarships are granted once per academic year, not per semester.  

What is the maximum amount granted?

The maximum amount granted varies by the AGBU Scholarship category. Click the following link for detailed descriptions and to learn more about AGBU Scholarships.

I am not sure which university I am going to attend. Can I apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

Students are advised to submit an application only after they have received a formal acceptance letter or unconditional offer from the university/college they plan to attend. Students should submit the application only when they have decided on a university/college. In the event a student is awarded an AGBU Scholarship, funds will not be distributed until enrollment has been verified by the university. Furthermore, if a student is accepted into or already enrolled at the university, but finds for whatever reason that they cannot continue their studies, AGBU has no choice but to withdraw the scholarship.

I have applied to several universities, but I have not received my acceptance yet. Can I apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

Students are advised to submit an application only after they have received a formal acceptance letter or unconditional offer from the university/college they plan to attend. Students should submit the application only when they have decided on a university/college. In the event a student is awarded an AGBU Scholarship, funds will not be distributed until enrollment has been verified by the university. Furthermore, if a student is accepted into or already enrolled at the university, but finds for whatever reason that they cannot continue their studies, AGBU has no choice but to withdraw the scholarship.

The deadline has passed, but I just found out I was accepted to a university. Can I still apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

No. AGBU 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.

What are the main things I need to focus on in my AGBU Scholarship application?

Complete applications undergo a selective review process, based on the following criteria: (1) Academic Excellence, (2) Financial Need, and (3) Public and Community Service, with particular attention to involvement in the Armenian community.

What is a financial award letter?

A financial award letter is a document indicating any scholarship(s) or aid received from the university, foundation, or organization. Supporting documentation is required for the scholarships/loans reported in the Financial Data section of the application. Students must obtain this letter by requesting it from the university, foundation, or organization issuing the scholarship/financial assistance.

What is considered a community service reference?

A community service reference would be a letter from someone who can attest to how involved the student is in the community. For example, it can be from a parish priest, an administrator of a program or organization where the student has volunteered their time, or a coordinator of extracurricular activities at school. Please note it is preferred that a community service reference be from an Armenian organization with which the student has had involvement. 

Am I guaranteed an AGBU Scholarship if I am a renewal applicant?

No. Each AGBU Scholarship season has a predetermined budget of funds available for distribution. The Scholarship Committee selects applicants based on this figure and the number of applications received. Students (whether new or renewal) are evaluated on the Scholarship Program selection criteria in comparison to the larger pool of candidates. Therefore, scholarships are not guaranteed for renewal applicants. 

I am a renewal applicant. Will my information from previous years be saved?

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

I was awarded an AGBU Scholarship, but I have deferred my studies to the following academic year. Can I defer my award as well?

No. Regretfully, we cannot hold scholarships. Students with existing accounts may log in with the same credentials and apply for the following academic year. 

I will not be attending university for the entire academic year. Am I still eligible for a partial scholarship?

AGBU does not offer partial scholarships. Students must be enrolled in full time degree programs for the entire academic year (two semesters) in order to be eligible for an AGBU Scholarship.

I am taking an online course. Can I apply for an AGBU scholarship?

Students enrolled in full-time online degree programs are eligible to apply. However, 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, any non-degree program courses, or similar short-term educational or professional experience. Thus, those registered for individual online courses that do not culminate in a degree are not eligible.

I have completed my degree and am conducting post doc or project-based research. Can I apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

No. 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, any non-degree program courses, or similar short-term educational or professional experience.

I was offered to participate in a conference. Can I apply for an AGBU Scholarship?

No. 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, any non-degree program courses, or similar short-term educational or professional experience.

Can I apply for an AGBU Scholarship to study in Armenia if I am a citizen of Armenia?

AGBU allocates funding to various universities in Armenia, including Yerevan State University, the French University of Armenia and the American University of Armenia. Students may apply for scholarships directly through these institutions. For this reason, at this time, AGBU does not offer scholarships directly to individual citizens of Armenia studying in Armenia.

Are you aware of additional sources of funding for which I can apply?

Click the following link to be directed to additional scholarship opportunities from other Armenian organizations.

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