Mentoris Project Essay Contest
August 01, 2022
- Scholarship Description
The Mentoris Project Essay Contest was created to introduce high school students to inspirational people whose influence on our culture has endured. Some are readily known, others more obscure, but they all have one thing in common: they came into the world under humble or ordinary circumstances, yet through determination and a calling to help others, became extraordinary.
The contest is open to students in the 11th and 12th grade in the U.S. (or international equivalent of the 11th and 12th grade). The Mentoris Project publishes biographies and biographical novels about trailblazers in art, government, music, STEM, and more. Read the Mentoris book of your choice and submit a 1,000-word double-spaced essay that addresses the following questions: Why do you think the main character matters to us today?, How did the main character respond to challenges, setbacks and defeats? or What lessons did you learn from the main character’s actions and attitudes and how can you apply them to your own life? For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.