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National Wwii Museum Student Essay Contest


With so many great essays, it was difficult to choose a winner. However, we are happy to share our winning selections and runners-up with you below and on our essay contest website. For those of you who are interested in reading the winning middle and high school essays, as well as the honorable mentions, please click on the links below.




national wwii museum student essay contest



Congratulations to all of the winners and honorable mentions for the 2014 essay contest, and thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you will check back at our website in January 2015 when we announce the 2015 Essay Contest theme!


  • This week's Scholarship of the Week is a scholarship essay contest sponsored by the National World War II Museum. High school students are invited to write an essay of 1,000 words or less related to the theme of a special exhibit at the National WWII Museum this spring. The exhibit focuses on the stories of seven Americans of varied backgrounds who fought for equality, freedom, and justice before, during, and after World War II. Following this theme, students are asked to address the theme "'E Pluribus Unum': How Then/How Now?" in their essays, describing ways diversity can strengthen American society. Responses should be rooted in World War II history, but should also address more current issues and events.ADVERTISEMENT (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle []).push();Prize: $1000 first prize

  • $750 second prize

  • $500 third prize

Eligibility:


The 2015 Museum Student Essay Contest is open to all middle school students (Grades 5-8) and all high school students (Grades 9-12) in the United States, United States territories, and military bases, and closes on March 31, 2015. Middle school students in grades 5-8 must write and submit an essay that is 500 words or less and entries will be eligible to win up to $250 and other prizes. Participating high school students in grades 9-12 are required to submit an essay that is 1,000 words or less, with a chance to receive up to $1,000 for a first place essay. Both winning essays and honorable mentions will be posted on The National WWII Museum website.


With so many great essays, it was difficult to choose a winner. However, we are happy to share our winning selections and runners-up with you below and on our essay contest website. For those of you who are interested in reading the winning middle and high school essays, please click on the links below or visit our main essay contest webpage.


Congratulations to all of the winners and honorable mentions for the 2015 essay contest, and thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you will check back at our website in January 2015 when we announce the 2016 Essay Contest theme!


The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world. The Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the warEligibility:The contest is open to all high school students in the United States, United States Territories, and military bases.The contest is open to all middle school students in grades 5-8 in the United States, United States Territories, and military bases.Only one essay per student may be submitted.How to Apply:


There is a myriad of scholarships that students of history can compete for based on academic achievement, field of specialty and financial need. Since there is an infinite amount of information and knowledge to be gained and recorded in the field of history, there are also many awards available for outstanding essays or historical research projects in particular arenas.


High school students planning to major in history can earn money for college by competing in the U.S. Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest. Students must submit a well-researched essay of 1,500 words or less on the U.S. response to conflict around the world.


The National WWII Museum in New Orleans offers a first prize of $1000 to high school students who write compelling and historically interesting responses to prompts involving World War II history. The winning essays will be published on the website and receive national recognition. See their website for more information on applying for the essay contest.


Description The National D-Day Museum Online Essay Contest is available to high school students in the United States and United States Territories. You must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less and discuss why you think it is important for students to study the history of WWII to be eligible for this award.


The national honor is awarded annually to one student in every state who has maintained a strong record of volunteerism, demonstrates school and community activism and helps implement creative solutions to recognized problems.


The leadership award, which the museum first presented in 2017, was created in honor of Billy Michal, who was a child living in Louisiana during World War II. At only 6 years old, Michal helped his one-room school win a statewide scrap metal-collection contest during the war, proving that every citizen could contribute to victory. Michal's achievement demonstrated the positive impact the American spirit could have on the Home Front war efforts, and he continues to inspire students across America today.


Proceeds from the American Spirit Awards will support educational programming at The National WWII Museum, including the ongoing development of classroom materials and professional development opportunities for teachers in schools across the country, as well as online experiences that bring the museum and its resources to students around the world.


Every student or group of students needs an adult as a sponsor. This can be a teacher, parent etc. The first step is for the adult to register, then the student. Registration is now open for teachers, students and anyone interested in judging. Registration is done through the Laffayette Regional Website. Be sure to read and understand the rules for entering the contest.


The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) partnered with the American Foreign Service Association to bring back the Essay for Peace contest. This award is meant to encourage youth to learn about peace and conflict and to encourage an appreciation for peacebuilding actions through diplomacy. The 2016-17 essay prompt asked students to closely examine the refugee crisis. The first place winner of the contest receives a $2,500 commitment-free cash prize, a fully paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a fully covered study abroad opportunity with the program Semester at Sea when the student does enroll in a university. The second place winner gets a $1,250 cash prize and a scholarship from the National Student Leadership Conference to pay for an International Diplomacy Program.


Ronald McDonald House Charities awards scholarships to successful students who are able to demonstrate a financial need. Since 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities has awarded more than $52 million in scholarships. Students need to live within a reasonable proximity to a Ronald McDonald House, be under the age of 21, and have at least a 2.7 GPA in order to be eligible. The national scholarships are $100,000 awards payable over four years in an amount of $25,000 per year and are for use in undergraduate education only.


The Gallery Collection/Prudent Publishing Company sponsors a wonderful scholarship opportunity for students. Applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Wording is not necessary but it can be incorporated into the design. The contest is open to high school and college students. Applications are due in February of each year but can be submitted as early as April of the year before the deadline.


Optimist International sponsors an annual essay contest to to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions about life and society. Applicants must be 19 or under and must still be in high school. Students must submit a 700- to 800-word essay to local clubs. Clubs submit the local winning essays to the district competition. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year.


The National WWII Museum sponsors an annual essay contest aimed at helping young people understand the significance and the impact of WWII on society. Applicants must be high school students in the United States, its territories or its military bases. They must prepare an essay of up to 1,000 words based on a topic specified by the museum. Get your application in early because only the first 500 valid essays will be accepted.


Each year nearly 2,000 local Optimist clubs host Oratorical contests aimed at helping young people develop informed voices. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide two $2,500 scholarships or a first place scholarship of $2,500, a second place scholarship of $1,500, and a third place scholarship of $1,000. The contest is open to students who have not graduated high school and who are 19 or younger. While the majority of the local club contests are in March, some may have an earlier deadline.


GotChosen.com offers an easy way for students to win an educational scholarship. Virtually anyone 18 and over can apply for this opportunity which has no GPA, essay, or financial need requirements. The scholarship must be used on educational expenses like tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The graduates can also use the scholarship to help repay student loans. In the past GotChosen.com has offered other scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Check the website even if the April deadline has passed to see if they are offering any additional chances to win money for school.


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