Good news to take your mind off of the incredible blizzard:
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, the multicultural National Greek letter fraternity founded in 1914 and based upon the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service proudly presents:
The Sigma Foundation Book Scholarship
High School juniors and seniors in the Twin Cities area are invited to compete for $2,000 in prize money by participating in the essay contest where they will be asked to share their thoughts on one of the most noteworthy accomplishments of one of the most prominent African American inventors, George Washington Carver. Each entry needs to include the applicant’s name and the high school that they attend, along with their parent’s contact information.
ESSAY QUESTION: Legendary Phi Beta Sigma Man, George Washington Carver was known for inventing over 300 uses for the peanut. Which one of these inventions is the most valuable to you and why?”
ELIGIBILITY: Male and female college-bound high school juniors and seniors attending public, private, religious, or charter schools.
ESSAY LENGTH: Minimum of 350 words (which is roughly one page and a half double spaced).
JUDGES: Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
STUDENT CASH PRIZES: $500 book scholarships for the Top 4 entries.
FUNDING MADE POSSIBLE BY: Medtronic, Inc.
DEADLINE FOR ESSAY SUBMISSIONS: December 30, 2010. All essays must be submitted in Microsoft Word format, double spaced and sent to PBSEssayContest@gmail.com.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: January 3rd and awarded at the Phi Beta Sigma Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Winners will receive complimentary tickets to the Founder’s Day Celebration for themselves and two guests.