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Dear all! We are extremely excited to announce our first scholarship contest for students, which will be held on an annual basis. We give you an awarded chance to show your writing skills instead of our writers.

The EssayShark.com team will start the essay writing contest on the 1st of October 2017 and the deadline for submissions will be the1st of December 2017. You are welcome to read the conditions attentively and send your applications to us!

What Prizes Will You Claim?

Let’s start with the most pleasant part. Winners of our scholarship contest will earn money prizes:

1st prize – $500
2nd prize – $350
3rd prize – $150

An important note to consider: The payments will be submitted only by PayPal’s payment system. Make sure that you have a PayPal account so that you won’t waste time meant for writing. We reserve the right to use the papers of other participants in our aims.

Who Can Be a Participant?

Only students of high school, college, or university who are currently studying will be allowed to entry into the contest. Gender, race, age, and nationality don’t matter. No entrance fees are required!

How to Participate?

If you are willing to participate in our contest, you should complete these three simple but obligatory steps:

Step 1: Like our Facebook page and post, or follow us on Twitter, if for some reason you haven’t done it yet:)
Step 2: Create an awesome essay and send it to scholarship@essayshark.com with the letter subject “EssayShark Scholarship Essay Contest.”

What Should You Include in Your Letter?

When you are sending a letter to us, make sure that you specify the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Email
  • The name of your educational affiliation
  • The name of your department
  • The year of study
  • Phone number
  • The essay topic you have chosen

All of this data must be mentioned in your letter. Unfortunately, you won’t become a participant if any of the items listed above are missing.

Please, don’t worry whether we received your application. After receiving your letter, we’ll let you know.

What Essays Do We Expect From You?

  • Essays with no grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  • Essays with no plagiarism.
  • Essays in English only.
  • Essays 2-3 academic pages long (no more than 550-800 words). Exceeding the word limit won’t give you any additional chances to win the prize.
  • Essays with strong argumentation supported with facts and well-defined idea.
  • Essays on one of the presented topics.

Suggested Topics for Your Essay

We ask you to write a narrative essay on one of the given topics:

– The Country of My Dream
– Why Was Your Favorite Vacation So Memorable?
– The Most Important Decision of My Life
– The Turning Point of My Life
– If I Could Go Back in Time or History

Who Will Be in the Admission Committee?

As you know, our essay writing service deals with expert authors who have vast experience in academic writing. Who else can judge essays better than them? Our writers will examine all works thoroughly and choose the winner criteria, such as:

  1. Sticking to the requirements mentioned above.
  2. Focus on particular details which are important in covering the topic and avoidance of irrelevant information (and adherence to the word limit).
  3. Connection of ideas and essay coherence.
  4. Interesting manner of writing based on personal experience.

The admission committee won’t be aware of personal information of the participants, so the judging will be unbiased.

Special Cautions

*We reserve the right to withhold information on the results of our contest.
*Your letter shouldn’t contain any information besides the points listed above. Our experts will check your writing skills in the essays.

The results of the contest will be sent via email to the participants and published on our blog on the 20th of December, 2017. Dare to take part in our scholarship essay writing contest – don’t hide your talent!

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Welcome to the 2017 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest

Making Choices in Today's World

Facing History and Ourselves teaches us to think about the world in new ways, igniting conversations about how we can build societies free from racism, antisemitism, bullying, and hatred of all kinds. 

This contest invites students to reflect on who or what has influenced how they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities.


Student Scholarships & Awards 

With the generous support of Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project, Facing History is excited to offer more than $25,000in scholarships and awards to students and their educators. 

Three $5,000 (£4,000​) Upstander Scholarships will be awarded to students in 7th-12th grade (years 9-13 in the UK) and their teacher will also receive a $500 (£400) Classroom Award. At least one $5,000 (£4,000​) Upstander Scholarship will be designated for a graduating senior (year 13 in the UK). 

Seven $1,000 (£800) Upstander Awards will also be awarded to students in 7th-12th grade (years 9-13 in the UK) and their teacher will also receive a $250 (£200) Classroom Award

Eligibility:Students must be at least 13 years or older and reside in the United States, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), or the United Kingdom to participate. Please note that slightly different rules apply for participants in the UK; the UK rules can be found below the US and Canada rules in the official contest rules. ​


Educator Resources 

Looking for ways to continue exploring these ideas in your classroom? Check out these ready-to-use lesson plans that will help you engage your students as they consider how they want to participate in their community and world.


Read the Official Contest Rules and FAQs

Questions? Contact contest@facinghistory.org.


The Prompt:

Facing History and Ourselves works to create a society of thoughtful citizens who think deeply about the way they live as they make choices in their local communities and confront issues of global concern. We hope that students will believe that their choices do matter and will feel compelled to think carefully about the decisions they make, realizing that their choices will ultimately shape the world.

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, once spoke of the importance of learning about people who were rescuers during the Holocaust. He said, “Let us not forget, after all, that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice, a choice for humanity, for life.”

Please write an essay responding to Wiesel’s quote in 500 words or less. What story, book, or person has influenced your thinking about ethical decision making? What has it taught you about how you can participate as a caring, thoughtful citizen in the world around you?


Contest & Scholarship Supporter

Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project

For over 20 years, the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project has encouraged the study of the Holocaust and how this watershed moment in human history relates to our world today. As part of this initiative, the Foundation is generously supporting Facing History's 2017 Student Essay Contest, which will encourage students to reflect upon the Holocaust as they examine the role of moral courage in today's society. In addition to the Foundation’s financial support of the Essay Contest and its student scholarships and teacher awards, individual employees of the law firm of Holland & Knight will serve as essay reviewers.

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