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Americanism Essay Contest

Americanism Essay Contest
Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students in grades 7 through 12. The contest consists of submitting an essay of 350 words or less on "Why I Am Proud to Be an American."

Contest winners include one grand prize winner, one first place winner, one second place winner, and one third place winner in grades 7-12. Each winner receives a cash prize and a plaque. Any student in grades 7-12, including students who are home-schooled, may enter. Applicants must plan to pursue a college degree.

All applicants must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a non-profit organization that serves the interests of our nation's enlisted Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine active duty military personnel and veterans. The organization is chartered by the U.S. Congress.

Students may apply online and include their essay and a cover sheet. The FRA Education Foundation offers the scholarship program to help deserving students reach their educational and professional goals.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 - $5,000.

For more details, visit www.fra.org/Content/fra/AboutFRA/EssayContest/default.cfm