Thursday, September 26, 2013

$1000 College Scholarship for 700 - 750 word Essay

$1000 College Scholarship for 700 - 750 word Essay given by the Virginia Beach Omegas !
2013 - 2014 International Achievement Week Project
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
International High School Essay Contest
Award (Local): One College Scholarship - $1000
Award (District): One College Scholarship - $1000
Awards (International): Four College Scholarships
1st Scholarship: $3,000; 2nd Scholarship: $2,000; 3rd Scholarship: $1,000; 4th Scholarship: $500
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors
Contest Closes October 25, 2013
The essay must be entitled:
"What Do You View as the Critical Skills Needed to be Successful in College and Beyond?"
The essay must be original neither previously published nor secured by copyright.
The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.
Three type-written, double-spaced copies must be submitted via postal service or  email in .doc or .pdf format.
The following information for the contestant must appear on the first page in this manner:
Title: __________________________________________________________________________________
An Essay By: ___________________________ Home Street Address: ____________________________
City, State, Zip Code: _______________________ Name of High School: _________________________
Address of High School: _________________________________________________________________
Contest Name: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity International High School Essay Contest
Gamma Xi chapter of Omega Psi Phi, VA Beach, VA
The manuscript must be postmarked or time stamped on the email not
later than midnight, October 25, 2013, and sent to:
Achievement Week Essay Contest, Attn. Kenneth Edmond
937 Norfolk Square, Norfolk, VA 23502. 
Persons submitting manuscripts thereby grant to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. the right to keep the manuscripts and to exercise full publishing rights to them. The local award will be announced on November 17, 2013 and International awards on or about June 30, 2014, and the decision of the judges will be final. The manuscripts must present an adequate treatment of the essay topic. Winners will be required to furnish written proof that they were enrolled in their respective high school at the time the essays were submitted. Awards will be submitted to each winner, upon written verification from an institution of higher education that the individual has enrolled. Actual enrollment (not just acceptance) is required. Awards must be claimed within 18 months after the announcement date to be valid.
1.   Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible pts.) Topic well developed (covers and develops major points, supplying enough information for understanding)
2.   Progression: (20 possible pts.) Composition progresses from beginning to end in a logical flow of information
3.   Readability: (25 possible pts.) Concise prose that sticks to the point and does not ramble (holds reader's attention)
4.   Grammar: (15 possible pts.) Agreement of subject and verb; proper tense; correct sentence construction; paragraphing, including transitional phrases linking same
5.   Spelling: (5 possible pts.)
6.   Punctuation: (5 possible pts.)

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