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NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

  • Website Address
  • https://www.sar.org/Youth/Knight_Essay
  • Contact
  • Michael J. Elston
  • Address
  • P.O. Box 336
  • Lorton, VA 22199
  • Email Address
  • elston.sar@gmail.com
  • Application Deadline
  • December 31, 2016
  • Number Of Awards
  • 3
  • Maximum Amount
  • $5,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest was originally established and named in honor of President Calvin Coolidge, who won a local SAR essay contest while a student at Amherst. The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal aliens.

    Eligibility:
    -Contestants must be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools)
    -Contestants must be in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year
    -Essay text must be a minimum of 800 words and may not exceed 1,200 words
    -The essay must have four parts: (1) title page, (2) essay text, (3) bibliography, and (4) contestant's biography. Full details can be found at the provider's website
    -Contests are held at the state and national level, so be sure to check the main website for accurate deadline dates

    The contest must be entered through a Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution near the student's residence. In some cases, the contest may be entered at the State level. Only one entry per student is permitted each year.

    For more information, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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