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.
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