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PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest

Award Amount
$3,000
Awards Available
13
Deadline
March 13, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • Students may enter the 2016 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Contestants must be high school seniors (or students who entered high school on track to graduate in the current year but who graduated early) 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
    -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
    -Contestants who are under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian to enter the contest
    -To enter the contest, students must 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.
    -Students who are chosen as finalists or alternate finalists must also submit an essay contest signature form which includes a statement signed by the contestant documenting that the essay being submitted is his or her original work; a statement signed by a parent or guardian confirming 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 to graduate from the 12th grade in the current year, or that the student entered high school on track to graduate in the current year but graduated early. A blank essay contest signature form will be sent to students chosen as finalists or alternate finalists along with the notification of their being chosen.

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

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