This essay contest is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. Recent high school graduates are eligible to participate as long as the deadline of the current contest falls within 12 months after graduation. To apply for this contest, applicants must submit a 1500-word essay on the theme, "I love my country because...." Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria: creativity, theme development, clarity of ideas, and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.). It is recommended that applicants read the guidelines very carefully, as any entries that do not conform (for example, an essay that is 1,499 words instead of 1,500 words or more) will be disqualified. Applicants must be US citizens who are currently studying in the United States or at an American military school outside of the country. Previous JFI scholarship recipients are not eligible.
How easy is it to apply?
Not too bad
This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.
How much competition is there?
There will be a lot of competition for this scholarship.