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University of Virginia

Virginia Women in History Student Writing Contest Sponsored by the Library of Virginia & Encyclopedia Virginia

Virginia students in grades 6–12 are invited to honor outstanding women in Virginia history by participating in the Virginia Women in History student writing contest sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Encyclopedia Virginia. Four winning essays will be chosen, two from students in grades 6–8, and two from students in grades 9–12. 

Contest Rules:

  • Submit your 400-word essay online for a chance to win an Apple ipad and $250 for your school!
  • Each entrant must be a student in grade 6-12 at a public or private high school in Virginia. Homeschoolers also may apply; the $250 school award can be applied to a homeschooler association if the winner’s family has an active, dues-paying membership.
  • There will be four winning essays: two from students in grade 6-8, and two from students in grades 9-12.
  • All entries must be original works that have not been published or submitted for publication anywhere else.
  • Entry should not exceed 400 words.

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Scholarship Info

Grade Level

High School Juniors

High School Seniors

RegionState of Virginia
AmountApple iPad for students & $250 for winners' schools
DeadlineMarch 31, 2020
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