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Women of Armenian descent eligible for scholarship at Wilson College

July 21, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Women of Armenian descent will be eligible to apply for full-tuition scholarships at Wilson College under the new Hagop Bogigian Scholarship.

Scholarships will be available to two women each year for up to four years, provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college. After four years, the scholarships would become available to new students.

To receive a scholarship, a student would have to meet all Wilson College entrance qualifications and be accepted for admission.

Wilson College officials will make the final decision as to which applicants receive the award.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for paying for room and board and all other fees and expenses associated with a Wilson education, although for students with greater financial need, additional funds to help defray expenses might be available from Wilson College through the Varter Bogigian Deranian Scholarship Assistance Fund. Additional federal or state aid might be available for eligible students.

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Hagop Bogigian was an Armenian immigrant who made his fortune in America as an importer of Oriental rugs.

A visit to Wilson College more than 80 years ago led him to bequeath most of his estate to the college and to endow the Hagop Bogigian Fund to offer financial assistance to young women, with preference for those of Armenian origin.

More information about the Hagop Bogigian Scholarship may be obtained by calling the Wilson College Office of Admissions at 800-421-8402 or sending e-mail to admissions@wilson.edu.

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