2020 Sigma Mu Mu Achievement Week High School Essay Contest

2020 Sigma Mu Mu Achievement Week High School Essay Contest

This form will allow Loudoun County High School students the ability to submit their Achievement Week Essay contest application via our website.


Sigma Mu Mu chapter is accepting essays for consideration in its Annual High School Essay Contest. The winner will be awarded $500.00. Contest closes on October 16, 2020. Only essays postmarked or time-stamped on October 16, 2020 or earlier will be considered and reviewed by Sigma Mu Mu. Note to contestants: Sigma Mu Mu Chapter’s High School Essay Contest winner may be eligible for an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest scholarship award in the amount of $5,000.00 (1st Scholarship); $3,000.00 (2nd Scholarship); $2,000.00 (3rd Scholarship); or $1,000.00 (4th Scholarship). The Sigma Mu Mu point of contact for this essay contest is Mr. Johnston Pope. He may be contacted at 703-725-7215 if you have questions.

2020 Essay Title

“Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood. During this stage, young people are introduced to political processes and issues, as well as a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements. “Against the backdrop of the global “Black Lives Matter” movement, why is it even more important for young people to become and remain politically engaged?”

Eligibility & Rules

This essay contest is open to all college-bound, Loudoun County, VA high school seniors. The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The essay must be typewritten, double-spaced, and prepared in Microsoft Word. The essay may be sent via email or Postal Service.

Submission Process

All submissions will be reviewed by Sigma Mu Mu Chapter. Submissions will not be accepted after October 16, 2020. Students are encouraged to submit your essay via our online website at 2020 SMM Essay Contest. You may also send your essay via email to sigmamumuques@gmail.com or submit your essay via US Mail. All manuscripts must be postmarked, or time stamped on the email not later than midnight, October 16, 2020. The mailing address for Sigma Mu Mu is listed below: Sigma Mu Mu Chapter Attention: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 2538 Ashburn, VA 20146 The following information for the contestant must appear on the first page in this manner:

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