Borgeas Announces Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide

Sacramento – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) announced the California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2020 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. 

All winners will be contacted directly and announced by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on Friday, April 16, 2020. All winners will be awarded scholarships and a trip to the State Capitol in Sacramento to be acknowledged at the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day during a press conference on April 27, 2020 and receive special recognition from the members of the Armenian Caucus. Original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as a finalist, for display in the California State Capitol.

Submission Deadline for both contests is Monday, April 6, 2020.

Criteria for each contest can be found here.

Essay Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500

Visual Art Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500