Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday that the California Armenian Legislative Caucus is set to hold two scholarship contests for the 2019 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide where students could win $1,000.
“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 winners of the contest are set to win $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $300 for third place, according to officials.
The California Armenian Legislative Caucus are set to announce the names of the winners to mainstream and Armenian media on Friday April 12, but winners are set to be contacted directly.
Scholarships are scheduled to be awarded during the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day in Sacramento on April 22.
The Caucus is set to cover the cost of the trip to Sacramento for those who win the awards, according to officials.
Original artwork is requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as a finalist for a chance to have it displayed in the California State Capitol.
Students may enter both contests, but submissions must be entered separately, according to officials.
The submission deadline for both contests is Monday, April 8.
Criteria for each contest can be found here.