Members of the Modern Languages Department select the following scholarship recipients.
George Iwanaga Memorial Scholarship
The George Iwanaga Memorial Scholarship is for students of Spanish, planning a career
in teaching. Two semesters of Spanish Language courses must have been completed at
SBVC with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. The Spanish Department makes the
Sigma Delta Mu, Alfa de California Chapter
The Spanish faculty advisors of Sigma Delta Mu selects recipients from Sigma Delta
Mu members. Eligible students for nomination must have a minimum of one class in Spanish
in residence; a 4.00 grade point average in Spanish; 3.0 or better grade point average
overall and unanimous approval by the Spanish faculty.
Aram M. Sogomonian Memorial Scholarship
Credentialed with a PhD and a JD, Aram brought a wide range of background and experience
to teaching Political Science at SBVC for 26 years. He also taught Business Law and
Spanish and was a serious and demanding professor who earned the admiration and respect
of his students. Aram also co-authored an introductory textbook in Political Science
and was a regular commentator on local and national politics. As a professor, an attorney,
and a community advocate, he brought a comprehensive understanding of the theory and
practice of politics, law, and the administration of justice to his classroom. Aram
was interested in, and had a great respect for a diversity of languages, customs,
and cultures. He shared this interest and respect with students in his lectures on
comparative law and politics.
The candidate may be any transfer student majoring in Political Science, Pre-law,
Administration of Justice or Spanish with a 3.0 GPA or better. The award will assist
the candidate with further studies in government and community related pursuits.
Donors select the recipient.