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Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation Essay Contest

Criteria

Open to all students. Essays must include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.” Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.

Value

varies from $2000, $1000, and $500.

Due Date

December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).

Procedure

Write 1000-2500 on the following:

Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it?

1. There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.

2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).

3. Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

4. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.

5. Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”

 

TD Scholarship for Community Leadership

*** Note:  One of Burnaby North’s 2021 Grads won this one last year!***
CRITERIA

The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership awards students across Canada who are finishing high school, have demonstrated community leadership and have a minimum of 75% grade average (in grade 11). There is an essay writing component to this scholarship and has an opportunity to provide “extras” for consideration.

VALUE

20 scholarships@  $70, 000 over 4 years ($10,000/yr for tuition; $7,500/yr for living expenses).

DUE DATE

Online by November 15, 2021.

PROCEDURE

Apply online: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/. You will need to include two letters of support from community groups, a letter of recommendation by school, and a copy of your transcript. Essay components as well.

AES Scholarships

Criteria

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of  character determined by the evaluation of a 500-1000 word essay based on the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

More details can be found here.

Value

$500.

Procedure

Submit essay to:   by email at scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Due Date

October 8, 2021.

Kemper Human Right Education Foundation

Criteria

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below (and attached as a readily reproducible file).  Please inform your students about the contest described by the flyer and encourage them to participate in it. More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 20 years may be found on khref.org.

Value

$2000, $750, and $250

Due Date

ONLINE by December 10, 2021

Procedure

1.  There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.
2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day),
3.  Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

4.   Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
5.  Submissions should include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”