SAR’s George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Expires On: Tuesday January 31st, 2023 12:00pm
Scholarship Provider: Sons of the American Revolution
Career Choice:
Geographic Limitations: Kenai Peninsula
Who Can Apply: Graduating Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen, Homeschool
Dollar Amount: 500

(Last Updated On: October 17, 2022)

Students (grades 9-12) are eligible to submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

In Alaska, students will first compete at the State level and myself and other SAR Compatriots will select the winner.  That essay will then be entered into the National competition where the winning essay will earn $5000, a medal, and a trip to a recognition ceremony.  2nd and 3rd place also earn cash awards. 

State-level awards include $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place with recognition certificates as well as a medal for the first place winner.  Essays will be e-mailed directly to me in PDF format and the deadline is January 31, 2023.

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Four years ago Sarah Chen from West Anchorage High School was our State winner and also finished 2nd Nationally!  She was featured on KTUU and won $3000 in scholarship money!

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