: The National Academy of Engineering’s EngineerGirl website offers an essay contest on an engineering topic for girls and boys. Awards range from $100 to $500. Winning entries are published online.
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Kathryn Baker - 1st Local, 1st State, Advancing to Nationals
Katherine Katz - Honorable Mention
WHERE: Submit essays at . Look for Essay Contest in navigation bar.
But essay contests are not limited to English majors, and most are open to students across the disciplines, and focus not only on the format and grammar of essays, but of the content. Your ideas about social issues and policy are just as important as vocabulary for many essay contest scholarships, so it is worth it to apply!
Deadline is in early November
Can you write? Do you have strong opinions about certain subjects? The Voice of Democracy Program is an audio essay contest for students in grades 9 through 12. If you are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories you are eligible to participate.
Deadline is in late December
To participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest you must do research and write an essay that deals with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.
Deadline is in early December
The Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest asks 7th through 12th grade students to write an essay up to 350 words on a different topic every year. The best essay will get a prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, with $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. All regional winners are judged at the national level and receive a certificate of recognition.
Deadline: Varies by district
The Optimist International Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International. You must enter the contest through your local Optimist Club (each club has their own deadlines, however, all club contest are done by early February).