The deadline for students to enter the 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest has now passed, and we are in the process of selecting the 10 finalists from among the many excellent essays received from students describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who said, "The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded." The Scholarship Essay Contest Dinner, at which the 10 finalists will present their essays orally and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen, will be held on Sunday, April 26, at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, in Sacramento. Doors open at 5:00 PM, dinner begins at 6, and the students' presentations begin about 7. The cost of the dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students). Click on this link to make your dinner reservations. The deadline to make reservations has been extended to noon on Wednesday, April 22. Sponsorhips for tables of 10 may be arranged at $350 per table by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 916-202-0567. If you would like to help publicize the essay contest dinner, you may send the downloadable essay contest finals dinner flyer to your contacts.
This is the 11th consecutive year that PSR/Sacramento has offered the high school scholarship essay contest. The essays of past scholarship essay contest winners can be read on the Essay Contest Page of this website. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we've been able to give out over $100,000 in scholarship awards over the past decade. Please go to the Donation Page if you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the essay contest fund. One hundred percent of contributions to the essay contest fund go directly to the students.