By Public Relations Service of the Youth Foundation of Armenia
Photo by Public Relations Service of the Youth Foundation of Armenia
04-03-2017
745 students received tuition reimbursement certificates
On March 3, the Youth Foundation of Armenia (YFA) granted tuition reimbursement certificates to 745 students of universities across the Republic of Armenia. The certificates were handed by RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.

The Youth Foundation of Armenia is carrying out the program for reimbursement of the tuition fees for first-year students enrolled in the Bachelor’s Degree Program of state universities with the support of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Education and Science.

This year, 1,305 students applied to participate in the competition.

Based on the results of the competition, the tuition fees of students from socially disadvantaged families, students with third-degree disability, students from bordering villagers, as well as outstanding and socially active students were reimbursed. In particular, the tuition fees of 156 of the 299 first-year students of the Armenian State Pedagogical University were reimbursed. Out of the 237 applicants of Yerevan State University, 157 received tuition reimbursement certificates, and the tuition fees of 69 of the 189 applicants of the Armenian State University of Economics were also reimbursed.

The students of universities based in Armenia’s provinces are also included. In particular, 44 students (57 applied) of Vanadzor State University, 25 students (32 applied) of the Ijevan branch of Yerevan State University benefit from the tuition reimbursement program.

Eleven students having performed on-duty service during military service and five students having participated in the Four-Day Artsakh War last year also received tuition reimbursement certificates.

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan congratulated the students on receiving their tuition reimbursement certificates. In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasized that the Armenian government had diagnosed the problems of all sectors and formulated the vision for the future. Karen Karapetyan expressed confidence that Armenians will have a country to be proud of. The head of state stated that the challenges facing Armenia compel Armenians to be smart and educated. According to him, studies have shown that the main target in all sectors must be increase in the level of effectiveness. Thus, efforts need to be made in this direction. Addressing the young people, Karapetyan stated that the government is very interested in making sure students continue to gain knowledge and receive an education, disseminate that attitude to other students, be active and patriotic citizens, tolerant to each other, but intolerant towards injustice.

Coordinator of the Board of Trustees of the Youth Foundation of Armenia, Deputy of the RA National Assembly Karen Avagyan emphasized that the tuition reimbursement program is one of the major programs of the Armenian government and is an anticipated program for the Foundation and many students. “We manage to reimburse the tuition of 750 students and help them advance, as well as instill in them confidence that they can solve any social issue with a good education. This program helps many students complete the first year of studies and start studying for free through the rotation system due to their outstanding performance,” Karen Avagyan noted, adding that this program is the largest program for reimbursement of scholarships in Armenia.

Let us mention that the names of the students having received tuition reimbursement certificates are posted on the Foundation’s official website at www.heh.am.

The Youth Foundation of Armenia has been carrying out tuition reimbursement programs with the Government of the Republic of Armenia since 2011, partially or completely reimbursing the tuition fees of about 6,000 students through various programs of the Youth Foundation of Armenia.