Each year the Armenian Education Center awards a scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. These essay questions help students to generate awareness and build a general understanding of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

The 2020 Scholarship information is now posted. Please download the individual files below.

Essay Cover Letter
Essay Question

Thank you to all who submitted an essay for the scholarship! At this time we are waiting for confirmation that our winner has been notified. Once we know the individual has been contacted we will update to reflect name of the winner. Thank you for your support and best of luck to all of you.

Past Winners of the AEC Scholarship

2020 Winner: Katherine Vaughan, Salem High School
        Honorable mention: Kelsey Snider, Wilson Memorial High School

2019 Winner: Jamael Smith, Rustburg High School, Rustburg, VA

2018 Winner: Elliot Scaparo, Maggie Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, VA
        Honorable mention: Jackson Daniels, Grafton High School, Yorktown, VA

2017 Winner: Avery Naperala
        Honorable mention: James Caven

2016 Winner: Benjamin Comire, Bassett H.S., Bassett, VA
        Honorable mention: Kelly McHale, W.T. Woodson H.S., Fairfax, VA
        Honorable mention: Brooks Pollard, Turner Ashby H.S., Bridgewater, VA

2015 Winner: Katherine Katz, Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School, Arlington, VA
        Honorable mentions: Zach Schauffler, Jamestown High School, James City County, VA

2014 Winner: John Leahy
        Honorable mentions: Meagan Arnold; Hershel Holiday

2013 Winner: Claire Burke
        Honorable mentions: Sonia Blough; Philip Cragg; Audra J VanDerwerker

2012 Winner: Claire Tito
        Honorable mention: Sarah Stites

2011 Winner: Elisabeth Andrews
        Honorable Mention: Charlotte Hopkins

2010 Winner: Hira Palla
        Honorable Mention: Jerod Myers

2009 Winner: David Scurry
        Honorable Mention: Jennifer Morben

2008 Winner: June Song
        Honorable Mention: Christina Beasley

2007 Winner: Matthew Mason