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California Legislators Announce Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenia

Sacramento, Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announces the California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2019 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

“This is a great opportunity for California high school students in 9th through 12th grade,” said Wilk. “I hope many students in our area will participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide.”

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus will announce the names of the winners to mainstream and Armenian media on Friday April 12, 2019 but winners will also be contacted directly. Scholarships will be awarded during the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day in Sacramento on April 22. The Caucus will cover the cost of the trip to Sacramento. Please note, original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as a finalist, for possible display in the California State Capitol.

Criteria for each contest can be found here. Students may enter both contests, but submissions must be entered separately.

Essay Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000 Second Place: $500 Third Place: $300

Visual Art Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000 Second Place: $500 Third Place: $300

Submission Deadline for both contests is Monday, April 8, 2019

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