The PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to high school seniors in Sacramento and 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, and Yuba.). The prompt for this year's contest is the following excerpt from the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech given on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons by Executive Director Beatrice Fihn on December 10, 2017:
“The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending, and it is up to us what the ending will be. Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?”
A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded this year to the 12 student winners. Full contest details and an online entry form are available on the Scholarship Essay Contest page of the PSR/Sacramento website. The deadline for students to enter the contest is Saturday, March 20th.
This is the 17th consecutive year that the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility has offered the High School Scholarship Essay Contest. Including this year's awards, we will have given out over $200,000 in scholarship money during the history of the contest. The prompts used for past essay contests and the winning essays in past contests are posted on the Scholarship Essay Contest Page of the PSR/Sacramento website. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.