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Essay Contest Opportunity

This is an exciting essay contest for Florida’s seventh graders, with a chance to win $100!


National Merit Scholarship Program

All high school students have the chance to enter into the contest for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program in order to receive a scholarship for college.

The National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). All entrants must take the PSAT/NMSQT test in October 2019 and meet other entry requirements to enter the contest and be selected for a scholarship. Most entrants will complete high school and enroll in college in 2021.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to receive scholarship funding for college. According to the program, 7,600 National Merit Scholarships will be awarded and approximately 1,100 Special Scholarships will be awarded. For specific information about entry requirements, please visit the National Merit Scholarship Program website at: https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424. For general information, visit: www.nationalmerit.org.

Students may also access the PSAT/NMSQT STUDENT GUIDE, which prepares students for the PSAT/NMSQT (Qualifying Test) to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide provides students with a practice test and helpful tips for taking the exam. Please click here to access the Student Guide.

Should you have any questions, please visit www.nationalmerit.org, or contact our office at (850) 245-0502 for additional assistance.


Essay Contest Opportunity

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, through the Middle District Bench Bar Fund, and the members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to invite students currently in grades 10 through 12 in counties in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida (Baker, Bradford, Clay,  Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union) to participate in an essay contest. The theme is: Checks and Balances: Separation of Power. Please see the links for more information on this wonderful opportunity.

The deadline is October 7 at noon.

Judicial Invitation – 2019 Essay Contest

2019 High School Essay Contest Flyer

2019 Information for Teachers