Scholarships
Eligibility criteria
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Eligibility criteria
In order to be considered for a Huys Scholarship, the applicant shall be:
  1. An individual within the ages of 18 to 40, both inclusive.
  2. Of Armenian descent (regardless of location of permanent residence or citizenship), an Armenian citizen (regardless of ethnic origin or location or permanent residence), an Armenian resident (regardless of ethnic origin or citizenship) or a person who has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to preserve and advance Armenian heritage and culture;
  3. Admitted full-time to an academic degree program which is considered a globally-ranked top degree program in that specific academic field, regardless of the ranking of the educational institution which offers the academic degree program; provided that applicants for the Agriculture and Rural Development in Armenia Scholarship shall be admitted full-time to an reputable and qualified academic degree program in the field of agriculture or rural development at an educational institution in Armenia.
  4. Able to show and substantiate how the learning and experience gained through the applicant’s academic degree program can be used to address an immediate need, skills shortage, or target area for Armenia, for the Armenian nation, or for humanity.
In addition to the general eligibility criteria, in order to be considered for the John Aroutiounian Scholarship for Service to Humanity, the applicant shall also be:
  1. Able to present and substantiate, in a separate personal statement, the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to ethical leadership and service to others, supported by specific examples.

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Age

The applicant’s age is determined according to the year for which the applicant is applying for the Huys Scholarship.

Nationality

The applicant shall be deemed of Armenian descent if the applicant has an Armenian grandparent. Names, birthplaces, baptism, and other relevant factors may be cited by the applicant to fulfill this criterion․

Degree program

The applicant shall substantiate for the Scholarship Committee that the applicant’s academic degree program is a globally-ranked top degree program in that academic field or, if applying for the Agriculture and Rural Development in Armenia Scholarship, that the academic degree program is a reputable and qualified one for the intended course of study. For these purposes, the applicant may cite reputable world rankings, sources, articles, reviews, credentials, and/or any content that the applicant finds relevant and respectable pertaining to the ranking and reputation of the applicant’s specific academic degree program. Huys Foundation may publish guidelines to be used in assessing the ranking and reputation of academic degree programs.

References

Applicants are invited to submit references from academic and/or professional authorities in the respective fields of their identified challenge, further substantiating the significance and urgency of such challenge.

Commitment

The applicant shall substantiate for the Scholarship Committee the future added value that the applicant will have for Armenia, for the Armenian nation, or for humanity. To do this, the applicant shall identify and substantiate an immediate need, skills shortage, and/or target area for Armenia, the Armenian nation, or humanity, the learning and experience that the applicant shall obtain through completing the academic degree program, and how such learning and experience may be directed toward successfully addressing the challenge Armenia, the Armenian nation, or humanity faces. Applicants for the John Aroutiounian Scholarship for Service to Humanity shall also present in a separate personal statement their demonstrated commitment to ethical leadership and service to others, supported by specific examples. Applicants are encouraged to review the commitment letters of Huys Scholars.

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