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Scholarships for Incoming Undergraduate Students

The Center for Armenian Studies offers a four-year scholarship opportunity to incoming undergraduate students with an interest in Armenian Studies (language, literature, culture, or history). The Edward Hagop Noroian Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by Jane Plasman to honor the memory, character, and many achievements of her late husband Edward Hagop Noroian. Dr. Nororain was a prominent figure in the public health arena, who at the height of his career served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Eligibility: Incoming, first-year undergraduate students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who graduated from Michigan high schools. This scholarship opportunity has specific criteria and is tied to certain conditions. Students need to be admitted to LSA first before they can apply for the scholarship through the LSA Scholarship Portal (under “Opportunities”).

Selection: The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Center for Armenian Studies Executive Committee from among the most promising students who demonstrate an interest in Armenian Studies.

Conditions: The awardee of the Edward Hagop Noroian Scholarship must take one Armenian Studies class per semester (language, literature, culture, or history class) which will lead to a minor in Armenian Studies in the Department of Middle East Studies. The completion of all requirements for a Minor in Armenian Studies is the condition for the full disbursement of this scholarship. In addition, every year the recipient of the Edward Hagop Noroian Scholarship Fund needs to write a letter to the Noroian family highlighting their progress in Armenian Studies and attend the Edward Hagop Noroian Lecture hosted by the Center for Armenian Studies. 

Requirement for Armenian Studies Minor: The University of Michigan offers an undergraduate minor in Armenian studies through the Department of Middle East Studies (MES). Information on minor requirements may be found on the MES website. The area of focus must be Armenian Studies.