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The Juneteenth Education Sub-Committee, a division of the Lansing Juneteenth Committee, is excited to present the Annual Juneteenth Essay Competition and Scholarship Program.

 

Our purpose is to provide a positive learning experience through educating local youth on the historical significance of Juneteenth, through research, developing essay writing skills, building self-confidence to acquire scholastic awards and grants to pursue higher educational opportunities. 

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2024 MRS. VIVIAN RIDDLE
LANSING JUNETEENTH

ESSAY COMPETITION & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

APPLICATION PERIOD: FEBRUARY 25- APRIL 13

Featuring

Juneteenth

“Preparing the Essay” Workshops


Wednesday, March 6 - Workshop #1

!!! Video Now Available !!!

Topics: 
Rules & Guidelines
African American History – 400 Years before Juneteenth
Juneteenth History
Answering Juneteenth Essay Question’s

Wednesday, March 20 - Workshop #2

!!! Video Now Available !!!

Topics:
Writing the Essay
Answering Juneteenth Essay Questions
Scholarship Information

 

Wednesday, April 3 - Workshop #3

Virtual  Meeting at 6:00pm

 ZOOM LINK

Meeting ID: 868 3505 0104 Passcode: 191747

Bring your Questions
Meet with the Juneteenth Committee

CALLING ALL LANSING AREA STUDENTS GRADES 6 THRU 12!

We have over $5,000 in award money and gifts, as well as scholarships, to give out this year!

CATEGORY I

Grades 6th

Essay Competition

Award Values:

1st Place - $75 (value)

2nd Place - $50 (value)

CATEGORY II

Grades 7th & 8th

Essay Competition

 

Award Values:

1st Place - $100 (value)

2nd Place - $75 (value)

CATEGORY III

Grades 9th & 10th

Essay Competition

Award Values:

1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $150

CATEGORY IV

Grades 11th & 12th

Juneteenth Bellamy-Taylor

Academic Talent Scholarship

Award Values:

1st Place - $500 (scholarship*)
2nd Place - $40
0 (scholarship*)

 

*Scholarship Consultants available upon request 

Academic Talent Scholarship

Award Values:

1st Place - Essay Winner (scholarship**)
2nd Place - Essay Winner (scholarship**)

Scholarship Value - Up to $30,000

**Awarding of the Olivet Academic Talent Scholarships is based on the student’s admittance to and subsequent attendance at the University of Olivet.

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Essay Submissions:

Essay competition applications can be submitted online (via our website) or by paper hard copy. Hard copies can be dropped off at the following locations (Note - Staff at these locations can accept applications, but cannot provide contest details)

  • Capital Area District Libraries 

  • East Lansing Public Library 

  • Letts Community Center  

Deadline:

Entries must be received by April 13, 2024.  Entries received after that date will not be eligible for participation and will not be returned.  It is the responsibility of the student to verify open hours for drop off locations.

Contest Award Program: 

The Juneteenth Essay award program will be held  June 13, 2024 at Lansing Community College.  Additional details will be provided.

 

Information: 

For more information please send your question or special request by email to education@lansingjuneteenthcelebration.org.

(This presentation is not sponsored by the Capital Area District Libraries, or our other drop-off locations.  Staff at those locations cannot assist with contest detail questions.)

Essay Writing and Competition Resources:

The Juneteenth Education Committee has provided a wealth of tips and resources for those entering the essay competition.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Juneteenth “Preparing the Essay” Workshops.  

VISIT THE RESOURCE PAGE!

 

Please read contest details and rules thoroughly before submitting your entry.

Entries my be submitted by printing and completing the paper form

or by using the online entry submission process.

The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration is a project of Progressive Empowerment Education Resource Services - P.E.E.R.S. 501(c)(3).  The Juneteenth Essay Competition is presented in partnership with the University of Olivet.

 

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