For several years, the RA Ministry of Education and Science holds this competition to encourage students. Young people studying at different universities must demonstrate not only excellent performance and social activities, but also be active in the scientific field. The ministry provides winners with a one-time scholarship award.
18 students from different HEI participated in the competition this year. The first round was held at the universities, the second - at the Ministry of Education and Science. The winners were selected by the Commission, taking into account a number of factors. As a result, 37 students became winners. Unlike last year, this year, the ministry has raised the amount of the one-time scholarships (1st place 450.000 AMD, 2nd place 300.000 AMD, 3rd place 204.500 AMD).
The solemn ceremony was attended by the RA Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan, YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan, vice-rectors of various universities, professors, students and others.
Levon Mkrtchyan welcomed the participants and congratulated the winners, wishing them success and professional achievements: “Every year we sum up the work done on the student level, too, and today we have the honor to award prizes to the best students. Such events are also an opportunity to focus on the achievements of the sector and express words of appreciation for the system that helped young people to become professionals.”
Member of the Commission of the Republican Competition YSU Vice-rector Ruben Markosyan noted that both bachelors and masters have registered high results: “In addition to the excellent academic performance, active participation in the extracurricular activities is highly assessed and appreciated, which is manifested in the performance of scientific works (articles, conferences, seminars) as well as active involvement in student organizations. On behalf of the administration, I congratulate the winners and wish them success, new achievements and professional accomplishments.”
Student at YSU Faculty of Armenian Philology Marianna Botsinyan is one of the seven, who have won in the competition: “This competition allows us to understand that you can make an investment in your favorite field. No activity is lost in vain, and the knowledge is always ours. The competition is encouraging the winners, especially those students who are going to make further steps in the world of science.”
Most of the winners of the republican competition “Best Student 2016” are the winners of the competition “YSU Best Student 2016”.