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HANDS Essay Contest

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JUL 03

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Scholarship title: HANDS Essay Contest

Applicable Majors: All fields of study

Hands Along the Nile Development Services is proud to announce its annual essay contest!

This past year was truly momentous for Egypt. As we reflect on a time which saw political leaders fall and elections begin, HANDS invites you to share your thoughts on the following topic: “What lessons can American politicians and people learn from the Egyptian Revolution? Particular consideration will be given to answers which cover both social and political lessons.”

One first place winner will receive a $4,000 award, one second place winner will receive a $3,000 award, one third place winner will receive a $1,500 award and two honorable mentions will receive $750 each.

To be eligible to enter this contest, applicants must be registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university in the United States at the time of entry. High school students entering college in the upcoming fall semester are also eligible for entry in the contest.

Contest Rules and Regulations:

  • Each essay must reflect the contestant’s own research, writing and original thinking.
  • Only one essay may be submitted by each contestant.
  • Include a letter on school stationary from the Registrar’s Office, verifying your eligibility.
  • Papers should be no more than 2,500 words.
  • Papers may include text and graphics.
  • The essay should be titled, typed in 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins and numbered pages.
  • If outside material is referenced, please utilize standard MLA or APA format for your citations.
  • The body of the paper must not identify the author to allow for anonymous judging.
  • Required cover sheet Information: title, author name, address, phone number, email, school affiliation and status (undergraduate or graduate).
  • All entries become the property of Hands Along the Nile Development Services and will not be returned. Entries may be used in future publications of HANDS’ newsletter and other materials.

Essay submissions will be judged based on multiple aspects of style and content. All judging by HANDS is final. In addition to the eligibility notification letter from the Registrar’s Office, please mail two stapled copies of your essay with attached cover sheet to:

Hands Along the Nile Development Services, Inc.
1601 N. Kent Street
Suite 1014
Arlington, VA 22209

Submissions must be postmarked by July 3rd; winners will be announced the following January.

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