Protect American River Canyons Essay Contest

March 15, 2025
Awards Available: 5

Scholarship Description

Students may enter the PARC Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area:

"What is your personal connection to the American River and its canyons, and how has a current concern, such as the COVID pandemic, climate change, social media influence, racial inequality, or another concern you have, impacted the American River and its canyons?"

Contestants must be high school seniors, and residents of Placer, Nevada, or El Dorado County, but may attend school in another county. Essays may be sent by US mail to: PARC, P.O. Box 9312, Auburn CA 95604 or emailed to us. A completed entry form, available on PARC website, must be included with your essay. Essays must be typed and no longer than 500 words. Contestants must write an original essay, in their own words. Winners will each receive a $500 scholarship which may be applied toward any education-related expenses. Scholarship Search