GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale (ANCA Glendale) has established the 2018 ANCA Glendale Upstander Scholarship in order to recognize students who have witnessed injustices occur, and as upstanding citizens, taken steps to address those injustices and prevent them from happening in the future.
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who have demonstrated a strong sense of social responsibility, commitment to justice and taken the initiative to stand up for an individual or group of people who are being disadvantaged.
“ANCA Glendale is proud to announce this partnership with the Glendale Unified School District. For years we have placed a special emphasis on education and youth mentorship, and it is our sincerest pleasure to announce this scholarship opportunity for GUSD students. Every day we hear about students across the country taking steps to combat injustice and standing up for the disadvantaged. With this scholarship we hope to recognize students from our district who embody the qualities of an Upstander, and support their pursuit of higher education,” stated ANCA Glendale Board Member Lucy Petrosian.
“The GUSD Board of Trustees and administrative team are pleased to have the ANCA Glendale as an education partner. The ANCA Glendale scholarships will make paying for college just a little easier for a few students. My office looks forward to this scholarship opportunity growing each year,” stated GUSD Superintendent of Schools Mr. Winfred B. Roberson.
Students who are interested in applying must be graduating seniors attending a Glendale Unified School District high school, with plans to continue their education at an accredited college, university, vocational or training program. They must respond to the prompt, provide a copy of an unofficial transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, counselor or advisor. Deadline to apply is April 30th, 2018. Applications can be found on www.ancaglendale.org/scholarships for more information please call 818.243.3444 or email [email protected] .
The ANCA Glendale Chapter advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels. Learn more at www.ancaglendale.org