$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Middle & High School Students

What will you do to stop hatred and discrimination?

Teachers! Get
Your Students
Involved

Teacher's
Guide

Winners
2014

Complete Rules
& Guidelines

Official
Entry Form

Prizes

Justin BSTUDENT 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 requirements:

  • Scholarship winners may enroll as full-time students at any accredited four-year college/university within or outside of Ohio.
  • Scholarship finalists may be required to submit additional information including GPA, ACT/SAT scores.
  • Financial need is not a consideration.
  • Scholarship winners are required to enroll as full-time students in a course of study leading to a degree in an accredited Pell-eligible, four-year college or university.
  • Scholarship winners must complete sufficient course hours each grading period to maintain status as a full-time student as defined by the institution and will be required to submit grades and verification of enrollment on a regular basis.
  • Scholarship prize is not transferable. If scholarship winner forfeits the prize before beginning school (accepts another full scholarship, unable to attend college), the prize is held in trust for future winners.
  • If scholarship winner drops out or is dismissed from school, remaining funds are held in trust for future winners.
  • Scholarships are administered by College Now Cleveland.

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

All student winners also receive:

  • A one-year Maltz Museum Family Membership
  • A free field trip to the Maltz Museum for their class

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. Families are encouraged to attend the event to see students honored for their achievements.

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