ANCA-Glendale Upstander Scholarship


The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter (ANCA – Glendale) is a grassroots public affairs organization serving to educate, motivate and activate the Armenian American Community in Glendale. The ANCA Glendale has established the 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.

Who Is An Upstander?

An Upstander has a strong sense of social responsibility, who speaks up when someone is being bullied or harassed. They stand up for what is right and do their best to support someone who is being disadvantaged. An Upstander takes the responsibility to initiate positive change in his or community and beyond.


  • Be a current GUSD graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or training school.
  • Possess good academic standing.


  • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants.


  • Complete the application form
  • Respond to personal statement question
  • Provide an unofficial transcript
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, adviser or coach
  • If awarded provide proof of enrollment/acceptance letter


Application and accompanying documents must be received by midnight on April 30, 2018 to be considered, you will be notified about the statues of your application by May 15, 2018.

Please mail the completed application, and required documents to:
Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale
211 W. Chestnut St., Suite 302, Glendale, CA 91204

Or email it to with the phrase “Upstander Scholarship Application” in the subject line. You can also submit the application online below.

If you have any questions please call 818.243.3444 or email

Online Application

  • Terms & Conditions

    For the applicants: I agree to the rules of the ANCA Glendale scholarship process. I affirm that the information enclosed in the application is accurate and original to me, and I authorize ANCA Glendale to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of and publicly display my essay in all media now known or hereafter developed in connection with its mission, including for promotional purposes. If I am a recipient of the 2018 ANCA Glendale Upstander Scholarship, I grant the ANCA Glendale the right to use my name, likeness, and biographical information in all media in connection with ANCA Glendale’s mission, including promotional materials, without any further compensation or permission.