Hawkins-Williams Educational Scholarship Award

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2018
Click here for the Online Application Form

The following topics have been selected by the Michigan City Human Rights Commission because they are relevant in our society today and they encompass some of the basic principles of human rights. Please select one of the following topics for your essay.

  1. If there was one thing you could change about your High School Experience. What would you change? And why?
  2. The 2016 Election-What surprised you about the election and how did it make you feel?

PRIZE: $ 1000.00

RULES:
A. This is an essay contest. The contest is open to any 2018 Graduating Senior from Michigan City. The Scholarship will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Human Rights (Community Service Involvement) - 35%
  2. Academics & or achieved educational goals - 25%
  3. Essay (Self-written or noted if assisted) - 35%
  4. Extracurricular Activities - 5%

B. The entry packet MUST include:

  1. A copy of high school transcripts. Home-schooled students should supply proof of Graduation.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from teachers, service providers, or community mentors
  3. The scholarship application.
  4. Proof of acceptance at a college, university, trade/vocational, technical or Internet-based institution of higher learning
  5. The essay based on one of the topics listed above.

C. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words NO EXCEPTIONS. Non-electronic submissions of the essay must be typed double spaced on plain paper in APA Format.

Judges chosen by the Michigan City Human Rights Commission will select the winner. All
entries will be judged anonymously and become property of the Michigan City Human Rights
Department.

Applications may be submitted online using our Online Application Form or paper applications can be obtained in the Michigan City Human Rights Department at City Hall located at 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.