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Essay Contests Scholarships 2012

The National Peace Essay Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. You must be attending a public, private, or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. Territories.

This essay contest is intended to promote serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and national leaders about international peace and conflict resolution today and in the future. You must submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on the following topic: “How can new media best be leveraged to help build peace and prevent conflict?”

In order to apply, you must have a sponsor or contest coordinator within your school or community. This person will review essays and act as the key contact between you and the Institute.

Deadline: 2/1/2012

Website: National Peace Essay Contest

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Write an essay and answer the question “Why is reality television so popular, and how has it impacted the viewing public?” and win a $1000 scholarship.

The Scholarship Contest offers students a chance to win a $1000 scholarship for education expenses at an accredited college or private career school.


  • Eligibility: Current undergraduate or graduate students an accredited college
    or private career school
  • Entry Deadline: Dec. 1, 2012
  • Website:


  • First place prize: $1,000 scholarship


  1. The essay shall be now less than 750 words and based on the theme: “Television has spawned the ‘reality’ genre. Why is it so popular, and how has it impacted the viewing public?”
  2. Judges will select the winner and award the $1,000 scholarship on December 15, 2012.
  3. Entries must be submitted on or before December 1, 2012 via email to


  • The essay must be the contestant’s original work (finalists’ essays will be scanned for plagiarism).
  • All entries must be double-spaced and in English. Entries must be submitted in one of the following file formats: Open Office (.odt) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
  • The winner’s scholarship check will be made payable to the winner’s college of attendance for the benefit of the winning applicant.
  • For a complete list of rules and to submit your essay online visit the Comcastoffer Scholarship page:


This Comcast scholarship offer is provided by and is not connected in any way to Comcast® or XFINITY®.

by HBCU Reports