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Through numerous scholarship and grants programs we support a diverse range of students from various countries to receive quality education covering the whole spectrum of study disciplines. Students admitted to UWC colleges worldwide have enrolled in various degree and non-degree programs and postdoctoral studies at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, having benefitted from funding assistance. More than thousand recipients of our scholarships and grants have justified our hopes and undertaken successful studies and scholarly work.


Since 2009 20 Armenian students to study in 11 universities worldwide.


Scholarships to study in UWC network Since 2012 181 recipients of which 75 from Armenia to study in 17 UWC colleges.


Scholarships to study in UWC Dilijan since 2014 729 recipients of which 86 from Armenia.


University scholarships to UWCD graduates since 2016 23 recipients of which 6 from Armenia.


Scholarships to non-Armenians to study at American University of Armenia since 2017 54 recipients from 8 countries.


Scholarship to enroll to JDI summer camp since 2015 80 recipients, all from Armenia and Artsakh.


Scholarships to refugees, or students living with the loss of one or both parents and/or coming from marginalized communities.

Since 2016, 43 scholarship holders from 12 countries have been studied at 6 UWC colleges.


Grants to student-driven projects offering innovative and sustainable solutions to humanitarian issues since 2017 from 8 UWC colleges with projects implemented in 5 countries.

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Dear Visitor,

We are glad you are interested in the activities of the IDeA Foundation.

On this platform, you can learn about two-decades long thought, passion, commitment and hard work — all in pursuit of a more prosperous Armenia. The road has been long and reflections many. But we managed to achieve to a point where our work has left its mark on the lives of millions of people and we are really proud of it.

Our accomplishments are the fruit of a collective effort by hundreds of thousands of promoters and volunteers, tens of thousands of donors and supporters, hundreds of colleagues and dozens of founding partners. Together, we have shown what wonderous things can be achieved when people strive for realization of a common goal.

Allow our family, who was lucky enough to witness these remarkable achievements from the beginning, to express our sincere gratitude to numerous wonderful, caring, purposeful people and organizations that made all these achievements possible. We have the honor to present their successes and express our gratitude to them.

We have tried to present the key landmarks of our journey to a brighter Armenia, to chart the lessons learned, and some of the new approaches and initiatives they have forged — the 700 projects over the last 20 years.

We hope that learning about these works will be as pleasant for you as it is for us to tell about them.

But, more importantly, we would like to see you among those Armenians who will continue this path together with us in the future.

If a single community of like-minded people working towards the realization of a common vision of the future can achieve such a result, imagine what kind of changes can be made if the efforts of the entire nation were directed towards creation. Together we can dream.

And, together, we can make our dreams come true.

Thank You,

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend