The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility is hosting a scholarship essay contest for high school seniors in Sacramento County and surrounding Northern California counties with $15,000 in total awards.
To enter the PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest, students must submit an original essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about the following statement written by the American journalist, William Greider, in his 1992 book, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy: “Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.”
Contestants must be high school seniors (or students who entered high school on track to graduate this year but who graduated early) attending school in Sacramento County or in one of the following surrounding counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, or Yuba.
Contestants must be in good academic standing and are encouraged to discuss the essay topic with teachers, parents, friends, and other mentors, but contestants must write the essays themselves in their own words. Contestants who are under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest. PSR/Sacramento employees and board members and their first and second degree relatives are not eligible to enter the contest. To enter the contest, students must submit their essays and demographic information via the online entry system available on the PSR/Sacramento website. Essays may include a title and/or footnotes, but these elements are not required. (If titles and/or footnotes are included, they do not count toward the 500 word limit.) Only one essay will be considered for any individual student. If a student submits more than one essay, the most recent essay submitted will be the one that is considered. The deadline for students to submit their online essays and demographic information is 11:59 PM on Saturday, March 19th. Late entries will not be accepted unless the delay was caused by a malfunction of the PSR/Sacramento server or online entry system. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.