California Lawmakers Announce 2022 Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide – Pasadena Now


Assemblyman Chris Holden, as part of the California Armenian Legislative Caucus, announced the annual scholarship competition on Wednesday.

“Although I am not of Armenian descent, the history and history of the Armenian people touched my heart,” Assembly Member Chris Holden said.

The annual scholarship is a reminder that education has the power to inspire generations and I am honored to be part of this effort.

The caucus is holding two scholarship competitions for the 2022 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or visual arts contest to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.

All winners will be contacted directly and announced to mainstream and Armenian media by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on April 15. members of the Armenian Caucus. Original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as finalists for a possible exhibition at the California State Capitol.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, final details will be given closer to the event date.

The criteria for each competition are detailed below. Students can participate in both contests, but submissions must be submitted separately.

Trial Scholarships:

  • First place: $1,000

  • Second place: $750

  • Third place: $500

Visual Arts Scholarships:

  • First place: $1,000

  • Second place: $750

  • Third place: $500

The deadline for all essay and visual arts submissions is April 8, 2022.

For more information, contact the office of Assemblyman Holden by clicking here.

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