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Republican Club Running Scholarship Contest for Mahwah Students

Essay prompt asks kids what they are proud of, and what they are ashamed of about America

The Mahwah Republican Club is hosting an essay writing scholarship competition for township students, the group announced on its website Wednesday.

Mahwah kids can pick up $500, $250 or $100 scholarships by submitting a winning essay to the following prompt:

In an ever growing populated world with large and divergent global governmental structures how can an average American citizen preserve the “American Dream”?  Consider the following when writing your essay; what is the American Dream to you; what are you proud of about America; what are you ashamed of about America; what is America’s strength; what is America’s weakness; does our government serve the people properly; would you change anything; how can you help others and future generations to realize the American Dream?  These are suggestions for consideration, not specific questions to be answered.

The essay submissions are due May 1, and the Club says it will choose a first, second and third place winner based on the substance of their essays, and their “creativity, authenticity, insight and transformative ideas.”

The scholarships will be awarded at a public ceremony this spring.

Get the online application here.

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Andy Schmidt February 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM
for HIGH SCHOOL students, to be specific...
Ellen Z February 21, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Good contest.

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