Scholarship Info

the ASBA Legal Education Scholarship Award was presented to Ms. Su’e Tervola of the J. Reuben Clark College of Law, at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. A check for $1,000.00 was presented to Ms. Tervola on behalf of the membership of the ASBA to assist with funding her legal education.

Ms. Tervola will be entering her second year of law school this fall semester. The Scholarship Committee, having reviewed her credentials and submissions for the Award, was impressed with her academic performance and her spirit of service to her community. Although Ms. Tervola is not a resident of American Samoa, she has strong ties to the Territory as her family hails from the village of Leone.

Ms. Tervola wishes to convey to the ASBA her sincerest appreciation and heartfelt fa’afetai for selecting her as this year’s recipient and for the financial assistance. Ms. Tervola hopes to return to American Samoa next year to seek a summer internship with one of the Government offices.

The American Samoa Bar Association is proud to announce that Janelle Etelagi has been awarded the ASBA Legal Education Scholarship for 2011. Ms. Etelagi is a graduate from Tafuna High School. She received a BA in Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with a minor in English, and an MS in Criminal Justice Administration at Chaminade University of Honolulu. She is currently in her first year at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i. We are very pleased to present Ms. Etelagi with a scholarship for $1,000.00 to help her in her studies, and we are excited to see her join the legal profession. Congratulations Janelle!

Below are the past recipients of the American Samoa Bar Association Legal Scholarship back to 1994.

 

Academic Year

Scholarship Recipient

2012-2013

Su'e Tervola

2011-2012

Janelle Etelagi

2010-2011

Lornalei Meredith

2009-2010

Lornalei Meredith & David S. Fanene

2008-2009

Kereti Matautia

2007-2008

Jon Clemens

2006-2007

David S. Fanene

2005-2006

Nicole Punimata Shanahan

2004-2005

Marian McGuire

2003-2004

Andrew Sunia

2002-2003

Candace Le’i

2001-2002


2000-2001

1999-2000

1998-1999

1997-1998

Marcellus Tala Uiagalelei & Pauline Filemoni

1996-1997

1995-1996

1994-1995

Gwen Tauiliili Langkilde

ScholarshipEvery year the American Samoa Bar Association presents its Legal Education Scholarship to a law student who has graduated from an American Samoa high school or has personal ties to American Samoa. The scholarship is a key part of the Bar Association’s efforts to promote the legal profession in the territory, and to help home-grown students become licensed attorneys.

The 2012-2013 scholarship has been awared to Su'e Tervola. Ms. Tervola attends the J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Bringham Young University in Utah. She will be entering her second year of law school this fall. Ms. Tervola has shown impressive adademic performance and spirit of service to her community. While she is not a resident of American Samoa, she has strong ties to the Territory and her family hails from the village of Leone.

The deadline for the 2012-2013 scholarhip is closed. Please check back around April-May 2013 for next year's announcement. Below are past requirements for the scholarship:

If you graduated from an American Samoa high school or have personal ties with American Samoa and you are currently enrolled as a post-graduate law student in good standing, then you are eligible to apply for an American Samoa Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship grant for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.  The ASBA will award a minimum of $1,000 in scholarship grants this year.

 

To apply, please submit a resume or similar document that includes the following information:

 

1. The name of your high school and year of graduation,

 

2. If you did not graduate from an American Samoa high school, describe your personal ties with American Samoa,

 

3. The names of the colleges and universities that you attended, degrees attained, major courses of study, graduation date, honors, and grade point average at graduation,

 

4. The name of the law school where you are presently enrolled. If you are entering your first year of study, please provide written evidence of enrollment. If you are a returning student, please provide your year of study, honors, and current grade point average,

 

5. Describe your academic program, work experience, and extra-curricular activities, and

 

6. Provide a brief description of your law-related goals and plans for the future.

 

Please submit completed applications to Jennifer L. Joneson, Chair, American Samoa Bar Association Scholarship Committee, P.O.B. 3501, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, tel. (684) 699-2100, fax. (684) 699-2105, or submit them via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Deadline: Please note that your completed application must be post-marked or received via email no later than June 30, 2012 in order to be considered.


2012 Scholarship announcement (pdf)

Past Recipients