Milwaukee high school graduates are invited to dissect the concept of "freedom" for the 8th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest. The scholarship is open to current and recent high school graduates in Milwaukee who are college-bound. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 5, 2016. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded and winning essays may be published.
The topic for the essay is “freedom,” and it provides graduates with an opportunity to parse out how they define the subject and what it means to them. They are encouraged to share their ideas to end prejudice, discrimination, sexism and violence, on a global scale. The suggested length of an applicant’s essay is 1,000 words.
The contest is open to students who reside in the City of Milwaukee and attended a public, private, parochial or home school, or who participated in a high school correspondence program in the city. Preference will be given to residents of the 6th Aldermanic District. For more information, please contact Akuwa Dantzler at (414) 286-8640.
You can apply online or download and fill out a contest application.