RA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students grades 7 through 12 including those who are home-schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.
The grand national winner will receive $5000 with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2500 for first place $1500 for second place and $1000 for third place). Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.This year's theme: "What Memorial Day Means to Me"All entrants shall be students in grades seven through twelve (7-12) -Entrants must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary-Essay must be on designated theme with a maximum of 350 wordsFor more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.