Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship Available to Graduate Students

Beginning last year, the Eastern Diocese became one of a few Armenian institutions authorized to nominate one candidate per year for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund fellowship for graduate students. Last year, the Diocese nominated for the award Arthur Ipek, a Masters of Science student in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a deacon at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church (White Plains, NY), and a cataloger and special projects coordinator at the Zohrab Center.

Through a generous bequest at her death, Mrs. Liebmann, daughter of the great early 20th-century Armenian writer and statesman, Krikor Zohrab, created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants in the United States of America, one of many philanthropic endeavors, which also included establishing the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and other generous endowments benefitting the Eastern Diocese.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Graduate Fellowships are open to candidates currently enrolled in degree-seeking graduate programs, who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States, and have received baccalaureate degrees. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are U.S. citizens.

To download an application form, click the links below:


DZL-Application-checklist-for-Student-2024-2025 (1-page MSWord file)

Qualified applicants should send materials to Dr. Jesse Arlen, director of the Zohrab Center.

Dr. Jesse Arlen, director
Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016

The application deadline is December 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of decisions in June 2024. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Arlen at

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