The ARS, Inc. established the “Outstanding Student” Program in 1995 to award the best students in Armenia. Award recipients are jointly selected by the Government of Armenia’s Ministry of Education and a special committee appointed by the ARS Armenia Regional Executive Board.
Later the Outstanding Student Program was extended to the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and in 2005, the ARS, Inc. expanded its Outstanding Student Program further to include Armenian students residing in the Javakhk region of the Republic of Georgia. In the case of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and Javakhk, the local ARS chapters select the outstanding students, based on their college grades.
Every student selected by the Outstanding Student Program receives a monetary award of One Hundred US Dollars.
To date, more than $135,000USD has been allocated to this program.