$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Middle & High School Students

What will you do to stop hatred and discrimination?

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Winners
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Prizes

STUDENT ESSAYIST AWARDS

Grades 11-12 

  • One (1) Grand Prize: $40,000 scholarship (up to $10,000 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
  • One (1) First Runner-Up: $15,000 scholarship (up to $3,750 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
  • One (1) Second Runner-Up: $10,000 scholarship (up to $2,500 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
  • Seven (7) Honorable Mentions:  $500 cash prize

*Scholarship winners may enroll as full-time students at any accredited four-year college/university within or outside of Ohio. 

Grades 6-10

  • One (1) 6th Grade First Prize: $300
  • One (1) 7th Grade First Prize: $300
  • One (1) 8th Grade First Prize: $300
  • One (1) 9th Grade First Prize: $300
  • One (1) 10th Grade First Prize:  $300

ANTI-BIAS EDUCATION SCHOOL AWARDS 

Three schools will be eligible to win up to $10,000 to be used specifically toward anti-bias education. The three prize winning schools will be:

  • The school with the prize winning entry
  • The school with the highest percentage of student entries
  • The school with the winning entry in Stop the Hate: Youth Sing Out

Winners are announced at an evening awards ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. 

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