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Armenian American Alumni Chapter

Welcome to the UCI Armenian American Alumni Chapter. Our chapter was founded just before Covid-19 rattled the planet. Throughout the pandemic we engaged with our alumni community via virtual events and our social media platforms and our supporters grew! 

The UCI Armenian American Alumni Chapter has a deep commitment of collaboration within the UCI community. Over the last 4 years we developed strong relationships with our vibrant UCI Armenian Student Association (ASA), our esteemed Armenian UCI professors and the Armenian American Anteater community through both live and virtual programs. We strive to build bridges within our community and nurture our relationships with all UCI Alumni chapters! We were honored as the “Most Collaborative Chapter” by the UCI Alumni Association in 2021.

On Giving Day 2023, we hope to increase the number of book scholarships for our first year and transfer students. Awarding $500 scholarships to these eligible students is a source of pride for our alumni chapter and a huge part of our mission as a chapter. Created with donations from alumni supporters and UCI friends, book scholarships provide financial security and the opportunity to connect with the growing UCI Armenian American network. 

Thanks to all our donors in 2021, we awarded 2 book scholarships to Eric Minassian and Valerie Alexanian. In 2022 we partnered with the UCI ASA who contributed $1000 on Giving Day. This generous collaboration allowed us to award 4 book scholarships to Mary Javaherian, Miranda Cepkinian, Lily Franklin and Houri Partamian. 

Watch our videos featuring messages from Valerie, Mary, Miranda and Lily to hear how these scholarships have benefited them!

This Giving Day, help us provide book scholarships for more of our deserving Anteaters! Show your support for UCI scholars and contribute. Any amount is appreciated and directly benefits UCI undergraduates in their academic journey!  

Thanks so much!

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Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 32
2 CO 1
3 AA 0
UCI Alumni Association Chapter Scholarship Competition
An anonymous alum has sponsored the UCIAA Chapter Challenge! The five UCIAA alumni chapters with the most donors to their chapter scholarship fund will receive a share of $5,000 in bonus funds for their chapter scholarships! Any gift to a UCIAA chapter scholarship fund counts towards this challenge.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 Vietnamese American Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund 80
2 $1,000 Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund 60
3 $750 Orange County Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund 38
4 $375 Armenian American Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund 29
5 $375 Latino Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund 29
Yocca Family First-Generation Fellowships Challenge
Your support of a chapter scholarship fund can also unlock a gift for first-generation graduate student fellowships. Once 125 total gifts have been made to participating UCIAA Chapter Scholarship funds, a generous gift of $1,500 from the Yocca Family will be unlocked in support of first-generation graduate division students.
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Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) Parent Happy Hour Challenge
Five parents making a gift to any area of support on Giving Day from 5-7 PM PST will unlock a generous $5,000 gift to the Student Outreach and Retention Center from parents Sharon Sasaki and Robert Yamamoto!
5 / 5 Gifts
UCI Alumni Association Board Challenge
Be one of the first 200 alumni donors to make a gift to any area on Giving Day and unlock $10,000 in support for UCIAA!
200 / 200 Donors
UCI Parent Executive Board 25 Gift Challenge
The first 25 gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day will unlock $3,500 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! When we reach 25 gifts, the next tier of the challenge will be released!
25 / 25 Gifts
UCI Parent Executive Board 50 Gift Challenge
25 parents have made a gift and we've unlocked our first challenge! Now, once we've reached 50 total gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day, we will unlock an additional $10,000 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! Thank you for helping unlock $13,500 in total support for AGI!
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