Private Frontier Essay Contest

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Application Deadline

March 8

Awarded By:

Stossel in the Classroom

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 88 awards
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be between the ages of 12-18.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The contest is open to students age 12-18 at some point during the contest period (September 1, 2020-March 8, 2021). No more than one submission will be accepted for each essay writer. Writers must be located in North America or Hawaii, and all submissions should be in English.

Application requirements for the Private Frontier Essay Contest are:

  • No application requirements for this scholarship
Additional Information: We want to know what students think about entrepreneurship and innovation. That’s why we’re giving away $11,000 in cash prizes in this year’s student essay contest! Essay Length – Essays must be 500-1,000 words in length. Submissions that do not meet this requirement, or that exceed it, will be disqualified. All essays should specifically address the Essay Topic, which is: Certain endeavors were always considered a job for government, but entrepreneurs have changed that. Consider space exploration. Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently sent two astronauts into space for two months. But it’s not just up in space that entrepreneurs are making changes. Down here on Earth, entrepreneurs are forcing us to reconsider what private enterprise might do better than government does. Education and the Postal Service are two other examples of numerous government-run operations that might face similar challenges from private enterprise. Is this the future? Is society better served with greater involvement from entrepreneurs? If so, who pays and who profits? Prizes for Students FIRST PLACE: $2,500 SECOND PLACE: $1,000 THIRD PLACE: $500 10 FINALISTS: $200 each 25 SEMI-FINALISTS: $100 each 50 HONORABLE MENTIONS: $50 each

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 awards  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $11,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 8

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Robert J. Schimenz
Address: 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 1011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

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