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This writing contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who reside in and attend school in New York City. The student (or a team of up to four) must submit a children's book of 24 pages or less that deals with themes of tolerance and diversity.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
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- Awarded by:
- B'nai B'rith International
The winners will be awarded as follows: First place: A $5,000 college scholarship and publication of his/her book. The winning book in each city will be professionally published with 2,000 copies distributed to each public library and elementary school within the local community. B'nai B'rith retains all rights to the published books. Second place: A $2,000 college scholarship. Third place: A $1,000 college scholarship. All scholarships are offered annually and are non-renewable. Past applicants may reapply; however, past winners may not reapply. In addition, the teacher who oversees the creation of the first-place submission in each city will receive a $500 stipend to use for classroom materials. The school of the winning participant will also receive a $500 grant.
- Three prizes awarded annually.
There is no application required to enter this writing contest. To enter, the student must submit a children's book that deals with themes of tolerance and diversity, and promotes a greater understand... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.