The 2008 elections brought a renewed interest in Abraham Lincoln, with frequent comparisons made between him and President Obama. Building on this theme, The Lincoln Forum is inviting current undergraduate students to submit essays on the topic, "Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln: Getting Right with Lincoln." The scholarship essay contest asks students to discuss which other presidents, in addition to Obama, have been inspired by Lincoln, and to also explore what lessons can be learned from Lincoln's presidency by the Obama administration.
July 31, 2009
A completed scholarship essay addressing this year's theme in 1,500 to 5,000 words. Essays must be typed and submitted via postal mail or e-mail and must include a works cited page or bibliography.
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.