For Press Release
On Thursday, the 9th of April 2020, the American Samoa Bar Association awarded a total of $2500 in scholarships to three current law students of Samoan ancestry. The three recipients are:
- Joseph V. Langkilde, a first-Year Student at the Harvard Law School. Mr. Langkilde is a 2013 graduate of Faasao-Marist High School and is from Tafuna, American Samoa. He is the son of J. Victor Langkilde and Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde.
- Ian Tapu, a third-year student at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii – Manoa. Mr. Tapu has roots in Faleniu and Poloa.
- Jazmine Tapusoa, a third-year student at the J. Reuben Law School at the Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. Ms. Tapusoa is the granddaughter of Dr. Uimaiitua Poloai of Olosega, Manu’a.
We wish the recipients all the best in their future endeavors and we hope they consider joining the American Samoa Bar in the near future!