The Armenian National Committee of Burbank honored four students of Woodbury University with scholarships during its annual Armenian Christmas reception on Jan. 9 at the Burbank Armenian Center.
The “Re-Birth” scholarship was established last year, funded by a donation from the Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center.
Candidates needed to meet several requirements and be involved in voluntary humanitarian work while demonstrating leadership.
The Re-Birth scholarship is the first of its kind for the committee and honors 200 Armenian religious, political and intellectual leaders who were arrested on April 24, 1915 and later killed in Turkey in what would become the Armenian genocide.
The Burbank committee hopes to support future leaders with this scholarship in hopes it will support these students to become agents of peace and compassion.