Scholarships Distributed in Watertown

WATERTOWN — On Sunday, June 15, St. James Armenian Apostolic Church held its annual Scholarship Sunday event, presenting 25 scholarships totaling more than $21,000 to St. James members who are college students.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the Rev. Arakel Aljalian presented the scholarships to the recipients and congratulated them on their achievements. “Work hard this year, and don’t forget that St. James is always your home,” he said to the college students. “We support you and wish you success in your studies.”

This year’s scholarship recipients are: Alina Bazarian, Karina Bekelian, Liana Bekelian, John Bogosian Trocchi, Alex Bresnee, Arlin Cimen, Kevin Eskici, Natalie Eskici, Ari Kazanjian, Aram Gurekian, Ava Gurekian, Shane Madden, William Musserian, Paul Pirundini, Alec Seferian, Ari Shirinian, Simon Tacvorian, and Hagop Toghramadjian. The scholarships are made possible thanks to various endowment funds at St. James Church.