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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


 

Note: The deadline for students to enter the 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest described below has now passed, and we are in the process of selecting the 10 finalists from among the many excellent essays received. The Scholarship Essay Contest Dinner, at which the 10 finalists will present their essays orally and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen, will be held on Sunday, April 26, at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, in Sacramento. Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner begins at 6, and the students' presentations begin about 7. The cost of the dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students). Click on this link to make reservations for the Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read the essays of past essay contest winners.

 

Announcement of 2015 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

Open to High School Seniors in Sacramento and Surrounding Counties

Total Scholarship Awards $15,000

Sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Note: Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Essay Topic

Students may enter the 2015 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about the statement, "The world is over-armed and peace is underfunded," by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.

Contest Eligibility and Rules

Selection of Scholarship Winners

Contest Prizes (Total $15,000)

Summary of Essay Contest Timeline

For additional information or questions, email essaycontest@sacpsr.org or call (916) 955-6333.

Footnotes

  1. An exception to this rule will be considered for students who do not have access to a computer and the internet. If students are not able to submit their essays online, they must contact PSR/Sacramento by telephone at 916-955-6333 or by U.S. mail at 10 Dumfries Court, Sacramento, CA, 95831 at least two weeks prior to the contest entry deadline to arrange an alternate method of submitting their essays and demographic information.
  2. Due to computer compatibility issues, essay contest signature forms submitted in other electronic formats may not be accepted.
  3. Students who are unable to submit their essays and demographic information online must contact PSR/Sacramento by telephone or U.S. mail by February 25, 2015, to arrange an alternative method of submitting their entries.

Click on the following links to read the essays of winners of past contests: