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PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest

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March 13, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • Students may enter the PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about the quotation, "Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free,” from the Nobel Lecture presented by The 14th Dalai Lama after he was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.

    -Contestants must be high school seniors attending school in Sacramento County or in one of the following surrounding counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba
    -Contestants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate (students who graduated early are also eligible)
    -Contestants are encouraged to discuss the essay topic with teachers, parents, friends, and other mentors, but each contestant must write the essay himself or herself, in his or her own words
    -Submit their essays and demographic information via the online entry system
    -Essays may include a title and footnotes, but these elements are not required. Titles and footnotes do not count toward the 500-word limit
    -All essays must be accompanied by an essay contest signature form which includes the contestant's name, town or city of residence, phone number, email address, and high school; the name of a parent or guardian; a statement signed by the contestant documenting that the essay being submitted is the original work of the contestant; a statement signed by the parent or guardian indicating that the parent or guardian approves of the student's participation in the scholarship essay contest; and a statement by a school official confirming that the contestant is a student in good standing, on track for graduation

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 10 Dumfries Court
  • Sacramento, CA 95831
  • info@sacpsr.org
  • 916-955-6333

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