Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA)
2016 – 2017
Academic Year
Scholarship Announcement


The Organization of Istanbul Armenians awards scholarships to highly deserving college and graduate students. Each scholarship award amounts up to $2,500. This year a limited number of scholarships will again be made available to qualified students.

We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2015-2016 OIA Scholarship awards:

Hachik Arslanyan Stevens Technology Institute Civil Engineering
Nadima Avakian San Francisco Conservatory of Music Masters of Music
Ani Avanessian California State University, Northridge Music Education
Diana Basmajian Governors State University Masters of Occupational Therapy
Sevan Bedrosyan University of Pennsylvania Juris Doctorate
Joseph Bohigian State University of New York, Stony Brook Masters of Music Composition
Christina Ercomlek University of California, Los Angeles Biochemistry
Aramayis Dallakyan Texas A&M University PhD, Agribusiness and Managerial Economics
Deena Dulerian Georgetown University Law Center Juris Doctorate
Gregory Gasparian Drexel University College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine
Katrina Gumushian California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Business Administration
Kevin Ercomlek California State University, Northridge Accounting
Kevork Khadarian Albany Medical College Doctor of Medicine
Lara Kose Drexel University College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine
Ani Meliksetyan Harvard University Masters of Education
Nicole Agazarian California State University, Northridge Radiological Studies
Alec Ohanian University of Houston Biochemistry
Greg Papazian Massachusetts College of Art & Design Illustration
Vardan Stambultsyan Case Western Reserve University Masters of Medical Physiology
Anita Svadzian Boston University Masters of Health-Epidemiology
Talia Agazarian University of California, Irvine Civil Engineering
Jessica Vartanyan Alliant International University Doctor of Psychology
Sabrina Yessayan Harvard University Masters of Business Administration


The eligibility requirements for scholarship candidacy for UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE STUDENTS are:

  1. To be an individual of Armenian descent.
  2. To have demonstrated academic excellence.
  3. To be a full-time student in an accredited four-year college/university or a full-time graduate student in the United States AND

a. Completion of at least one quarter/semester is required (for transcript purposes) if student has moved from high school to college directly.

b. Completion of at least one quarter/semester is NOT required if student has transferred from community college to college or student is currently enrolled in a graduate program.

All students wishing to be considered for an OIA Scholarship must complete the application form. The OIA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make awards to those students whose academic and extra-curricular activities show the most promise, a desire to succeed, and a commitment to making a positive contribution to others. Special consideration will be given to applicants with involvement in Armenian community activities.

Completed application packages along will all the required documentation must be submitted to the Organization of Istanbul Armenians no later than October 31, 2016.

Please forward all the questions you may have regarding the O.I.A. scholarship applications to

OIA Scholarship Application 2016 – Cover

OIA Scholarship Application 2016 – Eligibility Requirements

OIA Scholarship Application 2016

OIA Scholarship Application 2016 – Letter of Recommendation