The National WWII Museum Annual Student Essay Contest

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 27

Awarded By

The National World War II Museum

Award Amount

The first-place winner will receive $1,000; the second-place winner will receive $750; and the third-place winner will receive $500. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.


Three awards offered annually.

Additional Information

The National World War II Museum will accept the first 500 valid entries only. The applicant will be notified if his/her entry is accepted. Essays will be judged for originality, clarity of expression, adherence to contest theme, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This is not a research paper about Anne Frank or World War II, but the opinions in the essay should be backed by historical evidence from WWII as well as modern-day events. Winners will be notified and announced in May.

Deadline Info

To apply, the student must submit an online submission form on The National World War II Museum website that contains his/her 1,000-word essay on the current year's theme. The applicant's essay must ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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