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National High School Essay Contest

United States Institute of Peace

Application Information


Scholarship Overview

This essay contest is for high school students in the fifty states, Washington DC, and the US territories, and for American students abroad. Students attending high school in the United States are eligible regardless of citizenship; however, students who are attending high school in a country outside the United States must be US citizens. To apply, applicants must write an essay related to the topic of "providing recommendations to address the refugee/IDP crisis facing a given country." See website for essay guidelines.

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.

How much competition is there?


You will be competing against a pretty high number of people for this scholarship.

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Deadline: Mar 15
Award Range: $1,000 - $10,000
Awards Granted: 56
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