The Armenian Studies Program offers research and travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as fellowships for incoming graduate students in Armenian studies. Visit our Student Funding page for more information.

ASP Manoogian Fellowships are available to visiting scholars, as well as pre-doctoral and post-doctal fellows. Visit our Manoogian Fellowships page for more information.

External Funding Opportunities

ARIT fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey

The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey.  Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered, however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration. Stipends generally range from $4,000 to $16,000. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Beinecke Scholarship Program

The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships*

A Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship provides tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the U-M Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships*

The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships are for students in certain PhD programs in the social sciences or humanities who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.

Institute of International Education Study Abroad Funding

This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and professionals.

International Institute Individual Fellowships*

The International Institute Individual Fellowships are designed to support U-M, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months.

NAASR Research Grants in Armenian Studies

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) is prepared to consider applications for grants for research within the field of Armenian Studies.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in the U.S. for a New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).

Rackham Graduate School Funding Resources*

Information about fellowship opportunities and other available funding for prospective and current U-M graduate students and programs.

U-M Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Listing*

The scholarships are administered by the U-M Office of Financial Aid (OFA). All scholarships listed are for U-M students on the Ann Arbor campus.

*Opportunities for U-M students only.

Resources for Students of Armenian Descent

AEF Richard Tufenkian Scholarship

$2,000 scholarships are available for undergraduate students attending university/college in the USA. Scholarship Criteria: Armenian descent; financial need; Armenian community service; undergraduate full-time student at accredited U.S. university/college; 3.0 minimum G.P.A.

AGBU Scholarships

Grants awarded annually to graduate and post-graduate students of Armenian descent who are residents/citizens of the United States or Armenia, enrolled in highly competitive colleges/universities in the United States.

Armenian Allied Arts Association

Financial awards are offered through an annual arts competition. Competition categories include: art, literature, drama, poetry, instrumental music, vocal music, and music composition. Age eligibility varies with the area of competition, but in general there are children, junior and senior categories. At least one parent must be of Armenian descent. Participants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

Armenian American Citizen’s League Educational & Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States who has been living in California for at least two years and is currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university anywhere in the U.S. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) is required. Awards are granted on the basis of grades, financial need and involvement in Armenian and/or community activities. Students from Armenia are eligible, but only if they meet the above criteria. 

Armenian International Woman’s Association

AIWA annually awards the Zarouhi Y. Getsoyan, Agnes K. Missirian, and Dr. Carolann Najarian scholarships. In conjunction with the Society for Women Engineers Boston Chapter, AIWA also awards the Lucy Kasparian Aharonian scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities.

Armenian Professional Society Scholarships

The APS Scholarships are open to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a graduate school in the United States.  Selection is based on financial need, scholastic achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian Community.  An eligible candidate shall be awarded a scholarship no more than a total of two times.

Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Scholarships

The ARS Eastern USA provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Graduate students who have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university and undergraduate students who plan to attend or are attending an accredited four-year college or university are eligible. Scholarships are awarded from restricted funds established solely for scholarship purposes as directed by donors. ARS scholarship evaluation committees evaluate applicants’ merit, financial need, and Armenian community involvement to determine whether to recommend a scholarship award.

Armenian Youth Federation’s “Nanor Krikorian” Memorial Scholarship

This Armenian scholarship awards graduating high school seniors and college students of Armenian descent grants for furthering their education. Scholarship awards of $1000, $500, and $250 are given annually to qualified students who go through the application process and show exemplary merit. Particular emphasis is placed on a student’s public service and extra curricular activities in the community.

ARS Samuel and Aghavni Eremian Scholarship

The Armenian Relief Society Samuel and Aghavni Eremian Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to support students interested in pursuing educational studies that would benefit their local community after graduation. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, and Armenian community involvement. Applicants must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.

ASA Student Scholarships

In order to be eligible for an Armenian Students Association Scholarship, you must be a full-time students at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university, and be a U.S. citizen OR possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the John M. Armenian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship Fund is to award scholarships to students of Armenian descent who demonstrate compelling financial need, academic achievement, and Armenian church related activities.