Armenian government earmarks AMD 60 million to subsidize tuition fees of first-year university students

Armenian government earmarks AMD 60 million to subsidize tuition fees of first-year university students


YEREVAN, February 17. /ARKA/. Armenian government has allocated AMD 60 million for first-year students of state universities to compensate them their tuition expenses, and the Youth Foundation of Armenia announced a contest to select beneficiaries, the foundation’s press office reported on Monday. 
The selection will be based on certain criteria, such as performance, social conditions and public activities. 

The application acceptance was completed on February 10. Some 1,500 students have applied for participation in the tender – 259 of them are the Armenian Pedagogical University's students, 239 are from the Armenian State University of Economics, 79 from the Vanadzor State Pedagogical University, 23 from the Gavar State University and 21 from the Goris State University.  

According to the press release, many of the applicants are from low-income families. 

«Taking into account this circumstance and the number of students seeking tuition fee compensation, the foundation will allocate some funds in addition to the AMD 60 million earmarked by the government for this purpose to provide some students with compensations,» the press release says. 

The results of the contest will be known in a few days, and winners' names will be available on the foundation's website. 

The foundation, supported by Armenian government and the education ministry, subsidized 2,150 students' tuition fees in 2011, 2012 and 2013. ($1 – AMD 412.25). -0--- 

17:35 17.02.2014

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