LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Bar Association (ArmenBar) has created a new Scholarship Program–which is designed to support meritorious students of Armenian descent who require financial assistance to attend law school in the United States–Armenia–or elsewhere. Recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to the Armenian community–particularly in humanitarian and/or law-related endeavors. The Scholarship Program is funded by donations and by fundraising events hosted by ArmenBar. In addition to the Scholarship Program–ArmenBar supports Armenian law students through its Mentorship Program and other programs and events–such as panel presentations at law schools and internship opportunities.
"The Armenian Bar Association is very happy to support Armenian students studying law–whether they are attending schools in the United States–Armenia or any other country," said Ara Babaian–co-chair of ArmenBar’s Gran’s Committee. "By supporting outstanding students who are also contributors to the communities in which they live–the Armenian Bar hopes to advance the humanitarian and social conditions of those communities," said Babaian.
The Armenian Bar Association is the largest organization of Armenian lawyers outside of Armenia. ArmenBar 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. ArmenBar 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.
Students interested in applying for an ArmenBar scholarship should obtain an application at ArmenBar’s website (www.armenianbar.org). For questions regarding the Scholarship Program or any other matter relating to the Armenian Bar Association–please either call us at (323) 666-6288 or email us at [email protected]