Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

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Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

The Lincoln Forum is pleased to announce Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest. The competition is open for students who are full-time undergraduate students in an American college or university during the spring 2018 semester.

The topic for 2018:  Frederick Douglass, Stephen Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln.

The Lincoln Forum is an assembly of people who share a deep interest in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. The Forum endeavors to enhance the understanding and preserve the memory of Abraham Lincoln.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Students, who are full-time undergraduate students in an American college or university during the spring 2018 semester.
  • You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an American college or university during the eligibility period.
  • It is not open to high school students. The key question to consider; when they contact your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2018 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an essay with their contact information to archives@akspl.org

Or

Regular mail to the address at:  Don McCue, Curator — Lincoln Memorial Shrine, 125 W. Vine St. Redlands, CA 92373, phone: (909) 798-7632

The topic for 2018:  Frederick Douglass, Stephen Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln.

  • 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It will also be the bicentennial of the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Although Lincoln had major policy disagreements with both of these men,  they also greatly influenced his political philosophy. What is the historical impact of Lincoln’s relationships with Stephen Douglas and Frederick Douglass?

Rules:

  • There is no application form for the contest.  The essay and your contact information serve as your application.
  • Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper.
  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography.
  • Endnotes are suggested but not required.
  • Don McCue, curator of The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California serves as coordinator of the Essay Contest.

Benefits:

  • 1st Prize $1500
  • 2nd Prize $750
  • 3rd Prize $500

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for entries is July 31, 2018.

Original Website

If you have any question contact: e-mail: archives@akspl.org

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