Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

$1,500

July 31, 2019

Awards Available: 3

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  • Scholarship Description
  • This scholarship is awarded annually, with a new Abraham Lincoln related prompt each year. Applying students must be full-time undergraduate students in an American college or university during the spring semester. Entries must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. For more information, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Don McCue
  • 125 W. Vine Street
  • Redlands, CA 92373
  • archives@akspl.org
  • 909-798-7632

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Noubaissem B  on 7/12/2018 6:52:23 PM

Studies never end, and knowledge opens doors. As an adult I would like to take advantage on opportunities that kind people like you offer to poor students who are always willing to pursue education. The healthcare system is necessary as long as this world exists. I decide to continue the same path I followed 20 years ago working as a nurse in Chad/Africa. The transfer of credentials from a French speaking country seemed complicated therefore I decided to request the scholarships to go to school in order to get a U.S. nursing license. I came to U.S. at age 44 years. The African mentality hardly allowed me to continue studies. Contrary, here there is no limitation of age to go to school. I tried the general studies while working full time to take care of my 5 kids and my wife. This has been a good idea, but it was not worthy because there was less advantage if I stopped only at that level. As I discovered opportunities to get scholarships and pursue my professional training I decided to apply for the ones you have offered to go to nursing school. I was a nurse in Chad/Africa for 20 years after my 3 years training. Chad being a French speaking country, I took all my courses in French therefore taking the same courses in English will help me to be familiar with the U.S. healthcare system. If I am eligible please offer me these scholarships which will help to fulfill my professional goals. I have appreciated your willingness to offer these scholarships to students like me.

Carrie S  on 6/14/2018 8:41:54 PM

I've been searching for months and have not had a fruitful scholarships that I even qualify for. How can you make it easier for someone to find a few that are well matched. My state or city shouldn't disqualify someone, my choice of undergraduate degree never comes up for scholarships. I'm a cancer survivor of two different forms at the same time. Then I was a LVN II as a single parent before. My second attempt to become a pillar of my community, I have lack of financial means and or funding, due to my unfortunate spout with family induced financial hardship. I am bipolar and fairly intelligent, plus fifty years old. I want to provide Alternative Medicine for the poor and disabled. I can give a great business plan for just about anything. I want to stop being pushed aside and not given a chance to enhance peoples lives and pay it forward each time I help someone. I need some assistance finding these resources to help my dream come true and prevent me from failing, due to judgement towards people like me!

Fergie Marie D  on 11/8/2016 8:32:26 AM

Please consider non american universities:(.I have so many reasons why I should have scholarship.I am a third year college student from a non american university.Please

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