Win $5,000 in Proud American Essay Contest

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Proud American essay contest

Proud American Essay Contest Open to High School Students

As I’ve mentioned in another post, summer can be the prime time for your students to research and enter scholarship contests.  Not only do they have the chance to win funds for college, but they will stay sharp and avoid the brain drain.

The Joe Foss Institute sponsors an essay contest in memory of Donna W. Foss. It’s open to current 9th – 12th graders in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. This year’s theme is “A PROUD AMERICAN, What It Means To Me.” Students should develop this topic in any way they choose.  Critical criteria will be: creativity, theme development, clarity of ideas and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.) Essays must be between 1500 – 2000 words.

Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships to the accredited U.S. college or university of their choice. Entries must be submitted electronically by email to by Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:59 p.m. MST. No exceptions will be made for late entries.

Go here for the complete rules and regulations.

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