Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association – Essay Scholarship Contest 2015 [Due March 18!]

FREDERICK DOUGLASS MEMORIAL & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST 2015

Each year the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (“FDMHA”) sponsors an Essay Scholarship Contest and invites senior high school contestants in Washington, DC or in Maryland or Virginia within a 50 mile radius of Washington, DC to consider the relevance of Mr. Douglass’ legacy by writing an essay on a carefully researched subject that incorporates the writings and the life history of Mr. Douglass.

The winner of the competitive annual contest is awarded a $3,000 prize. A second place winner receives $2,000 and a third place winner receives $1,000.

The FDMHA Essay Scholarship Contest offers a meaningful opportunity for contestants to develop and enhance research, writing, and critical thinking skills while they deepen their understanding and appreciation of Mr. Douglass.

Topic Guidelines

Contestants are asked to write an original and creative essay of not less than 1,500 words addressing the following topic:

“What Would Frederick Douglass state to the members of the 2016 Democratic or Republican Convention to inspire the Party?”

The contestant must choose only one political party to whom Mr. Douglass would deliver an address that demonstrates an understanding of the life and contributions of Mr. Douglass.

Eligibility

The contest is open to senior high school students attending public schools in Washington DC, or in the State of Maryland or the Commonwealth of Virginia, within a 50 mile radius of the District of Columbia. The students must be accepted into post-secondary studies prior to receiving any monies. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the school that the student is enrolled in the fall of 2015 or the spring semester of 2016.

The contest deadline is Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  Click here for additional information, including the full list of requirements. Any questions, please contact Juanita Ferguson, (202) 544-6474.

To learn more about The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, enacted June 6, 1900 by the United States Congress to preserve for posterity the memory of the life and character of Frederick Douglass, visit http://frederickdouglassmha.org/ or email: info@frederickdouglassmha.org.

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