Archive for December 27th, 2011

Open to all high school students, currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades, attending public or private schools from the United States and abroad. Essays must be in English, be original, unpublished, and written entirely by student, contain student’s original opinions and recommendations based on research, be at least 1,500 words in length but no more than 2,000 (Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count).

Deadline January 31, 2012.
 1st place $3,000
 2nd place $2,000
 3rd place $1,000
 4th – 15th place $ 300 (Honorable mention)
 16th – 30th place $ 50 (Honorable mention)
 All students who rank from 1st place to 30th place will be awarded a 4-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York for the award ceremony in May 2012 (tentative date). Students will also have the opportunity to meet honorable U.S. Congress members, visit U.S. Capitol, participate in discussions with their peers from around the world, visit local university and think-tank organizations, and enjoy tourist attractions.

Airfare, accommodations, meals, and transportation to Washington, D.C. & New York will all be sponsored by the
 Gulen Institute.


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