Essay, Writing and Creative Contests

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August:
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September:

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October:

The Pat Crawford Scholarship essay contest, awarding one high school student and one college student from Wisconsin each semester. This scholarship offers another submission deadline in April.
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November

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December:

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics in Ethics essay contest regarding papers on ethical issues

 

January

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Program scholarships given solely based on essays written by undergraduate students

 

February

Sejong Cultural Society Writing Competition essay and poetry writing competition open to US and Canadian residents under the age of 25
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March

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contestsponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute, for high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students
International Bridge Conference James D. Cooper Student Paper Competition for college and university engineering students, essay written based on one of many topics given regarding a technical topic in the field of engineering

 

April

The Pat Crawford Scholarship essay contest, awarding one high school student and one college student from Wisconsin each semester. This scholarship offers another submission deadline in April.

 

May

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen among high school, undergraduate and graduate students

 

June

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest poetry, essay, photo and dance submissions all accepted, that express an individual's idea about capturing the beauty and sense of wonder about nature
Freedom from Religion Foundation Youth College Essay Contest scholarships for students writing about experiences as a free thinker

 

July
The Lincoln Forum-Platt Family Scholarship Prize essay contest for undergraduate students on topics aimed to preserve the memory of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

 

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