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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 awarded 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 academic 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 scholarship 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


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