Apply for Americanism Essay Contest 2024 – FRA Scholarship Awards

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) and FRA proudly sponsors the Americanism Essay Contest 2024.

American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) and FRA is currently inviting students in grades 3-12, including those with special needs, to participate in the Americanism Essay Contest 2024. See the eligibility criteria, application deadline, and how to apply below

Americanism Essay Contest scholarship

About the Americanism Essay Contest & Awards

The Essay Contest Awards are categorized into six classes corresponding to grade levels. Within each of these classes, one award will be granted in every division. The winners of these awards will be honored with a $50 prize, and an additional $50 donation will be made in the student’s name to the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship fund.

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About FRA Scholarship Essay Contest

The FRA hosts an annual essay contest to inspire Americanism and patriotism in our youth. It’s open to students in grades 7 through 12, including homeschoolers. Students can send in a 350-word essay through an FRA member or their local FRA branch by December 1st. Local winners move on to compete at the regional level, and regional winners vie for national prizes.

The grand national winner gets $1,500, while first place receives $1,000, second place gets $750, and third place is awarded $500. Each national winner gets a nice plaque recognizing their achievement, and all participants at the national level receive a certificate of recognition. Prizes may also go to students who win at the local and regional levels

Essay Contest 2024

Essay Title “What Does Freedom Mean to Me?”
Essay Classes Word Requirement
Class I Grades 3 and 4 – 150-250 words
Class II Grades 5 and 6 – 250-300 words
Class III Grades 7 and 8 – 350-400 words
Class IV Grades 9 and 10 – 450-500 words
Class V Grades 11 and 12 – 450-500 words
Class VI Students with special needs – Word count corresponding to grade level

Essay Checklist:

Class competing in
Sponsoring ALA unit
Typed or neatly written essay meeting word requirements
Completed essay coversheet as the first page
Word count of essay
Due date for the student to return the essay to ALA unit

How To Apply for ALA Scholarship Essay Contest

To Be Completed by the Student/Parent:

  • Student Name:
  • Address (Street, City, State, Zip):
  • E-mail Address:
  • Phone:
  • School Name:
  • School City/State:
  • Teacher Name and Signature:

Americanism Auxiliary Use Only (Must be completed for entry to be considered):

  • Sponsoring Unit Name/Number:
  • Signature of Unit Americanism Chairman:
  • Unit winner due to Department on:
  • Department:
  • Signature of Department Chairman:
  • Department winner due to National Americanism Division Chairman by April 15, 2024:

Check: Kwarara Association Organization Scholarship Program 2024-2025

Please ensure all required information is completed accurately and submit your essay by the specified due date. Good luck to all participants!

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