ASPU Student Wins Hagop Garabents Scholarship

The 11th award-handing ceremony of Hagop Garabents Scholarship Fund established under the auspices of the Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society has been held at Yerevan State University. The purpose of the Fund is to support and encourage young and promising students in Armenia.

Manana Hovakimyan, a four-year student of Armenian State Pedagogical University majoring in broadcast journalism, was among the five winners of the ceremony.

During the four years of her study, Manana Hovakimyan has stood out with her outstanding performance and creative activity. In 2013, she became winner in the Best Cultural Journalist category of an award ceremony organised by Tatron Info.

“For many years, literary critics and journalists in Armenia became winners of Hagop Garabents Scholarship. Many of them are well-known names in literature, literary studies and journalism. I am glad to see my name next to theirs,” said Manana Hovakimyan.

She thanked her supervising professor and ASPU lecturer Artur Baghdasaryan and editor-in-chief of Azg daily Hakob Avetikyan for the support.

Manana Hovakimyan works for Azg daily as a cultural journalist.


In the final days of his life, writer and novelist Hagop Garabents expressed his wish to establish a scholarship fund in Armenia. The fund was established in 2001 in his memory.