PSR/Sacramento is pleased to announce that its 2015 High School Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to high school seniors attending school in Sacramento and surrounding counties (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba).
To enter the contest, students must submit an original essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about the statement, "The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded," by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
A total of $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the 10 finalists and two alternate finalists. The deadline for contest entry is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
For full full contest details and the online contest entry form, visit the Essay Contest Page. Essays of past winners may also be accessed on the Essay Contest Page.
This is the 11th consecutive year that PSR/Sacramento has offered the high school scholarship essay contest. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we've been able to give out over $100,000 in scholarship awards over the past 10 years. 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.
We welcome the participation of all PSR/Sacramento supporters in helping read and rate essays as part of the process of selecting the 10 finalists and two alternate finalists. If you would like to be an essay reader, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.