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2017 Junior Achievement Essay Competition

posted Jan 10, 2018, 11:42 AM by Terri Morrison
This competition is sponsored by David M. Rubenstein and was founded in 2008. Each year, high school students in Greater Washington are invited to submit a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay and compete for over $110,000 in college scholarships. In addition, the school in each of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 award. 

This year's topic is: "Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?" 

Who Can Apply? 9th - 12th grade students enrolled in an accredited high school or accredited home school program in Junior Achievement's Franchised Region on the date on which he or she submits an application. 

Visit www.JAEessay.org to view the Official Rules in their entirety Entry deadline is February 23, 2018
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