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2018 March Newsletter 3/7/2018
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American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship 3/12/2018
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Atlanta/Georgia Apartment Association 4/16/2018
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CBC Spouses Essay Contest 3/20/2018
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CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Each year, CBCF invites qualified African-American sophomore and junior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and are asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses and opinion. Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses. First place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $750. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF 48th Annual Legislative Conference

 Eligibility

·         Essay contest is open to high school sophomores and juniors (grades 10 and 11) at time of submission of essay.

·         Essay contestants must reside or attend school in a district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus Member.

·         Participants can enter their home and school zip code at www.house.gov to verify their Congressional representation.

·         Contestants should identify as Black or African-American.

General Rules

·         All essays must be submitted online. Written essays will not be accepted by US mail, fax or email.

·         The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will have the right to publish, in full or in part, or otherwise duplicate any essay entered in the contest, along with the author’s name, without payment to the author.

·         All entries* must* be received by* Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST*.

·         Winners and runners-up will be notified on or before Friday, June 15, 2018.

Written Essay Guidelines

·         Include your essay title and first and last name in the header of your essay.

·         Contestants must compose an original written essay with limited guidance from adults and teachers.

·         Essays must by double-spaced.

·         Essays should be no less than 750 words and no more than 1000 words with evidence that supports their findings and opinions.

·         Essays will be judged on alignment with contest theme, focus, the inclusion of well-supported ideas, organization and format,   language/style, and grammar.

Essay Prompt
College Ready vs. Career Ready
For many students, attending college is the traditional next step upon graduating from high school. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, a bachelor’s degree accounted for an average of $16,900 in additional income per year compared to a high school diploma. This results in a difference of over $500,000 over the course of a 30-year career. Research has also shown that there may be additional social and health benefits associated with attending college. It is also important to note that student loan debt disproportionately affects African-American families, and student loan debt can delay the important milestones such as buying a home, building wealth, or saving for retirement.

 Essay Question

As an African-American high school student, is it more important to choose the path of college readiness or career readiness? Explore at least three reasons that support your choice.


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