Armenian Bar Association Accepting Scholarship Applicants

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Bar Association announced this week it is accepting applications for its fourth annual scholarship program.

The Program is designed to support meritorious students of Armenian descent attending, or accepted for admission to, an approved law school in the United States, Armenia or elsewhere.

Recipients must demonstrate an outstanding academic record as well as a strong commitment to the Armenian community, particularly in humanitarian and/or law-related endeavors.

The Scholarship Program is primarily funded by donations and by fundraising events hosted by the Armenian Bar Association. In addition to the Scholarship Program, the Armenian Bar Association supports Armenian law students through its varied programs and events including the mentorship and internship programs and presentations by legal scholars.

“Last year, we awarded two scholarships under the Scholarship Program, and we are very glad that we can continue to support Armenian students studying law. The Armenian Bar Association is committed to helping students who have shown superior academic achievement and who contribute to the Armenian communities in which they live,” said Christine Engustian, chair of the Armenian Bar Association’s Gran’s Committee..

Students interested in applying for an Armenian Bar Association scholarship should obtain an application at the Armenian Bar Association’s website (www.armenianbar.org).

The Armenian Bar Association is the largest organization of Armenian lawyers in the world. The Armenian Bar Association performs many functions on behalf of the Armenian community, such as responding to the press or media about topics relating to Armenia’s, educating American-Armenia’s regarding their legal rights, and advocating the rule of law in Armenia, all of which are important aspects of advancing both the economic and the humanitarian well-being of Armenia. The Association also has engaged in many cross-national efforts between the United States and Armenia, such as hosting Armenian attorneys and judges in the United States and promoting Armenian-American attorneys’ involvement in the Armenian business and legal world, both as educators and as advisors.

On May 8-10, 2009, the Armenian Bar Association will hold its 20th Annual National Meeting, which will be in Glendale, California. California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin, introduced by Justice Marvin Baxter, will be featured as the keynote speaker at the Saturday luncheon. A Saturday night Gala banquet celebrating the 20th Anniversary will be keynoted by Governor George Deukmejian. For information on how you can register for this meeting, go to the Armenian Bar Association’s website at www.armenianbar.org.

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