My Action Plan for College's annual "Young Scholars Initiative"
Eligibility: Any 8th grade student who plans to attend college in the future
Class of 2023 winning essays from: New Mexico, Massachusetts, Georgia, Minnesota.
Class of 2024: we chose winning essays from: California, Florida, Minnesota, New York,
North Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia. Thank you to all who participated!
Class of 2025 winning essays from: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia. Thank you to all who participated!
Class of 2026 essay winners will be notified by November 1, 2022
Two $750 awards for "First Place"
Two $250 awards for "Honorable Mention"
Two $125 awards for "Special Recognition"
How to Apply: Class of 2026 entries will be accepted through September 30, 2022.
Scholarship winners will be contacted by US mail.
Interested applicants should please submit a legible,
handwritten essay between 250 to 300 words.
We ask for a handwritten essay please to help ensure that the
student writes the essay himself/herself.
We seek to hear the student's voice!
Specifying their prospective plans for academic &
extracurricular involvement during their future college years.
The goal is to have each student think about their future plans.