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Scholarship Announcements: Life Lessons, Holocaust Remembrance, Alma Adams

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It’s Scholarship time. As you probably know by now, every week I post three scholarships with broad-appeal that have upcoming deadlines.

Usually this post appears by Friday afternoon, but with the holiday weekend, I am a bit behind. So, in better late than never news, I have three great scholarship opportunities tonight: the $10,000 Life Lessons Scholarship, the up to $10,000 Holocaust Remembrance Essay Competition; and the up to $10,000 Alma Adams Scholarship for community activists.

1. Life Lessons Scholarship Program: $10,000
Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education annually sponsors a creative scholarship competition for students who have lost a parent or guardian. There are two ways to enter — with a written essay of no more than 500 words, or with a video essay of no longer than 3 minutes. Students must describe how the loss of their parent/guardian has affected them emotionally and financially. Scholarship prizes range from $2,000 to $10,000, with a total of $125,000 in scholarship funds awarded annually. See website for deadline.

2. Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Scholarship: Up to $10,000
The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation is once again sponsoring its annual Holocaust Remembrance Essay Scholarship, with prizes of up to $10,000 for winning essayists. Students must first study original source material about the Holocaust and then write an essay that analyzes the importance of passing down historical lessons about the Holocaust and offers suggestions to students seeking to combat prejudice and violence in our world today. Essays should be approximately 1,200 words. The Foundation will select ten first-place winners, each of whom will receive a scholarship ranging from $2,500 – $10,000. First-place winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to Chicago, Illinois to visit the new Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Foundation will also select 10 second-place winners, who will earn a $500 scholarship, and 10 third-place winners, who will receive a $300 scholarship. Essays will be judged on use of resource materials; clear and effective language, mechanics and grammar; and coherent plan of organization. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and be citizens of the United States or Mexico. See website for deadline.

3. Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship: Up to $10,000
The Alma S. Adams Scholarship is sponsored annually by the American Legacy Foundation, which envisions a world where young people can reject tobacco and anyone can quit smoking. Dr. Adams was the founder of American Legacy. The Foundation seeks to honor students who are working with “priority populations” in their efforts to quit smoking by awarding them up to $10,000 in scholarships. Winners must have demonstrated a commitment to community service and/or using media to reach disadvantaged population. See website for deadline.

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