The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce High School Essay Contest and Middle School Essay Contest. To commemorate the life, courage and achievements of

the National WWII Museum is asking middle and high school students to respond to a quote by Wiesel about his life and legacy. Winning essays will be posted on The National WWII Museum’s website, along with honorable mentions. A total amount of $2250 will be given to high school students and $250 award will be given to middle school students.

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 war

Eligibility:

  • 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:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must submit an an essay. For your essay, please write a response to Elie Wiesel’s quote from your point of view as a young person coming of age in the twenty-first century. Do you agree or do you disagree?

Essay Guidelines:

Your essay must be 1,000 words or less. All essays should:

  • Be double-spaced
  • Have 1-inch margins
  • Include page numbers
  • Include an essay title
  • Be typed in 12 point font
  • Be in Microsoft Word-compatible format only. No zip files or Google documents are permitted. Any files received without a .doc or .docx extension will be deleted.

Submitting Details:

  • Middle School students (Grades 5-8) can submit their essay through the given link:

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/essay-contests/middle-school-essay-submission.html

  • High School Students (Grades 9-12) can submit their essay by using the following link:

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/essay-contests/high-school-essay-submission.html

Financial aid and Award Money:

Winning essays will be posted on The National WWII Museum’s website, along with the names of the honorable mentions:

  1. Awards for High School Essay Contest
  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $750
  • Third place: $500
  1. Awards for Middle School Essay Contest
  • The Museum will select one winning essay from each grade. Winners will receive a $250 prize. Three honorable mentions from each grade will receive a Museum baseball cap.

Application Deadline:

Entries must be submitted via the website by December 2, 2016, 5:00pm Central Time.

Link for More Information:

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/essay-contests/

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