Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$300

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 23

Sunday
Awarded By:

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Number of Awards & Eligibility: varies
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a public, private, parochial, or homeschool student in grades 5-12.

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

Description: This essay contest is open to U.S. public, private, parochial, or homeschool students in grades 5-12. Students must write an essay on the current year's topic to enter; essays must be accompanied by student and teacher registration forms.

Application requirements for the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Teacher form
Additional Information: Essays will be judged by educators and community leaders. Names are removed from essays during the judging process. The decision of the judges is final. Essays will be judged on originality, adherence to topic, and proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Winners will be contacted by phone or email, and a list of the winners will be posted on the Memorial website by late November. All winners will be recognized in January.

Award Amount: For grades 5-6, prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $100; second place, $75; third place, $50. For grades 7-8, prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $150; second place, $100; third place, $75. For grades 9-10, prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $200; second place, $150; third place, $100. For grades 11-12, prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $300; second place, $200; third place, $125.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $300.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 23

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 23

Registration forms are available on the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (OCNMM) website. To enter, the student must prepare an essay on the current year's topic for his/her grade level. Topics are available in the "Rules and Regulations" document on the OCNMM website. Essays should be approximately 350 words for students in grades 5-8 and approximately 500 words for students in grades 9-12. Essays must be typed and double-spaced, and must be in Word format if submitted online. The student must complete and submit a "Student Registration Form" online (preferred) or via mail/fax/delivery. The essay must be accompanied by a "Teacher Registration Form", to be completed by the student's teacher or his/her parent if home-schooled. Teacher forms may be submitted online or mailed/faxed/delivered. Teachers may submit one registration form for multiple entries. Only one essay per student may be submitted. Please note: Essays submitted without both a Student Registration Form and a Teacher Registration Form will not be considered for judging. All entries must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Lynne Porter
Address: P.O. Box 323 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101

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