Madison County Democrats

$1000 Merit Scholarship Competition

 

The Community Affirmation Subcommittee of the Madison County Democrats is launching the Community Affirmation Merit Scholarship Competition for high school students, and will accept entries from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

The competition is open to high school seniors in Madison County, including home-schooled students, who will attend college or technical school. Scholarship contestants will address the question “How can equality, diversity, and inclusion thrive in Madison County?”

Entries may be in an essay, short fiction, or podcast format. A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be sent in the recipient’s name directly to his or her school of enrollment. Winners will be chosen by a three-panel jury of local community leaders and announced on April 30, 2020. The winning entries will be judged on originality, clarity, and effective delivery.

The mission of the Community Affirmation Subcommittee is to engage the community in meaningful discourse and to promote educational endeavors.

For more information and to learn how to submit an entry, please see the FAQ section below.

Community Affirmation Subcommittee

Merit Scholarship Application FAQs

 

How can equality, diversity, and inclusion thrive in Madison County?

Who is sponsoring the scholarship?

The Community Affirmation Subcommittee of Madison County Democrats. The mission of the subcommittee is to engage the community in meaningful discourse and to promote educational endeavors.

Why should I enter?

The merit scholarship provides $1000 (first prize) and $500 (second prize) to the recipients’ education.

Who can enter?

Madison County high school seniors, including home school students and residents attending school in other counties, who will attend college or technical school.

What formats are allowed?

Entries may be submitted in essay form, short fiction, or podcast and address the question “How can equality, diversity, and inclusion thrive in Madison County?”

Where to submit?

Email submissions to kennethmichael.hill@gmail.com with Merit Scholarship in the subject line any time between November 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

How will entries be judged?

Three community members not affiliated with Madison County Democrats will judge entries based upon originality, clarity of expression, and organization of content. Judges will reach a decision by April 30, 2020, and winners will be notified immediately by email.

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