The Cardinal Newman Society’s essay scholarship contest is open for submissions from high school seniors. The winner of the annual Contest will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending one of the institutions recommended in The Newman Guide. Additionally, there is the opportunity for the winner of the Contest to be awarded $20,000 over the course of four years. Several of the Newman Guide colleges have agreed to supplement the Newman Society’s scholarship with additional $5,000 grants over three additional years.
The Contest is open to high school seniors who will graduate in the upcoming Spring and are 20 years of age or younger as of May 1. Entrants must be legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Additionally, applicants must: watch the Newman Society’s new video on the advantages of choosing a faithful Catholic college; and use The Newman Guide in their college search, and plan to attend one of the institutions recommended in The Newman Guide in the upcoming Fall. Should the winner of the Contest decide not to attend a college recommended in The Newman Guide, a new winner may be selected.