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Independence Day Scholarship Essay Contest

Joe Foss Institute

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**We’re sorry, but it looks like this scholarship is no longer available. Check out your scholarship matches list for more options.** This is a college scholarship for all high school students who are enrolled in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be US citizens currently attending school in the United States or in an American military school outside of the country. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay of at least 1,500 words on the theme "I declare! What it took to declare our independence." Essays will be evaluated on creativity, theme development, clarity of ideas, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Note that the word count requirement is taken very seriously; essays that are less than 1,500 words (even 1,499 words) will be disqualified.

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The competition for this scholarship will be average.

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Award Range: $250 - $5,000
Awards Granted: 3
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