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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
March 1, 2024

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals:

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

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus Foundation (Foundation) is holding two scholarship contests for the 2024 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. High school students in ninth through twelfth grades are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase awareness of the Armenian Genocide. The submission deadline for both contests is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024.

All winners will be awarded scholarships and acknowledged at the Foundation’s Annual Armenian Advocacy Day. Winners will also receive special recognition from the Foundation’s members. Original artwork may be requested from visual arts finalists for display in the California State Capitol. Scholarship awards are $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place in each contest.

Instructions and criteria for the contests are available on the Armenian Mirror-Spectator Newspaper web page at https://mirrorspectator.com/2024/02/26/california-armenian-legislative-caucus-foundation-announces-scholarships-in-remembrance-of-the-armenian-genocide/. Students may enter both contests, but submissions must be entered separately.

To apply, please view the Foundation 2024 Scholarship Contest web form at https://bit.ly/2024CALCF.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Bruton-Yenovkian at 1915essay@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Last Reviewed: Friday, March 01, 2024

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