CCA Scholarship Essay Contest 2020
  
  
First Prize:  $200
  
  
2020 Essay PROMPT
Imagine that you’re in a job interview and your interviewer asks this question to gain more insight about you: “What person or event in your life help you develop your worldview and impacted who you are?” Answer this question in an essay.

You might start by thinking about the people you’ve interacted with or have come to know in your family and community. Have you learned any lessons in your experiences with them? Do you think the outcome of those experiences might have been different in another location? Have you attended any events that you considered life-changing? In what way did they develop who you have become?
  
 Who
The contest is open to students currently in grades 10 through 12 that are enrolled in at least one full year class at CCA.
When
The essay and entry form must be submitted by Noon EST, April 15, 2020. The entry form includes instructions for submitting your essay. Please complete your essay before submitting the entry form.
What
The essay must respond to the prompt. The essay must be the original work of the person submitting the essay.
Length
An essay may not exceed 1,000 words. Citations and cover page information are excluded from the word count.
Essay Format
(1) Essays must be typed and submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or WordPerfect (.wpd) document.
(2) Essays must be double-spaced.
(3) Essays must be in 12 pt. Times New Roman.
(4) No identification information of student may be included anywhere on the essay and should only be on the entry form.
(5) Citations must be placed in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies.
Number of Submissions
Only one essay may be submitted per student.
 Submission Packet
A submission packet must include:
(1) A contest entry form completed and submitted with the essay.
(2) The essay with a title page.  Do NOT type your name on your essay, ONLY on the entry form.  Both the entry form and the essay should be submitted together in a sealed envelope by the due date.
Judges
The essays will be judged by a panel of CCA Teachers. Each essay will be judged anonymously.
Criteria
(1) Understanding of prompt (35%);
(2) Clarity/Effectiveness of expressing the theme (30%);
(3) Grammar, spelling, and composition (20%); and
(4) Originality (15%).
Recognition
Winners will be announced on May 1, 2020, via email.  Winner will also be announced on the CCA Facebook page and website. 
Grounds for Disqualification
Submitting an essay that:
(1) is not the student’s original, authored work;
(2) misses the submission deadline;
(3) provides fake entry information;
(4) plagiarizes content; and
(5) is submitted as a separate Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or WordPerfect (.wpd) document outside of the online entry form.
  
  
Printable Entry Form