Los Angeles-based philanthropist Jack Eurejian and his wife, Zara, have set up a special scholarship fund to support thousands of students in Armenian villages.
The motivation for the decision to support schoolchildren in this area of the Children of Armenia Foundation (COAF) in this way was the Yerejians’ visit to Armenia in 2019, where they noted the importance of supporting higher education students.
The foundation has already provided scholarships to 102 students attending university, and the Yeurejians aim to increase that number each year.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Jack Eurejian graduated from the local Holy Translators’ School, after which he studied medicine at the American University of Beirut and received his Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Southern California, 1977. He considers the support he received from the Gulbenkian Foundation important in realizing his dream of receiving a higher education and wants to contribute to the next generations.
The Yurejians were awarded the “Humanitarian Award” of the Children of Armenia Foundation in 2019. They have also provided support to the Armenians of Armenia and the Diaspora through other means.