"Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty."
- Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States of America and 37th Vice President of the United States of America

This scholarship was created to provide college or graduate students the opportunity to compete for scholarship funds on a need and merit basis.

Benefactors will be determined by 2 factors:

  • Total rank amongst other essay submissions
  • Their and their family’s financial status classifying them as a need based recipient.

Please Do Not Make Submissions To This Site Other Than Essays! All Essay Submissions Must Conform To The Essay Rules Which Can Be Found Through The Link Above. Non-Compliance With Same Will Guarantee The Applicant Will Not Receive A Scholarship.

Opening Date

Open Now

Submission Deadline Date

December 1, 2023

Notification Date

Scholarship Recipients announced and publication of winning essays, Spring 2024

This is an annual essay competition. Each year 1 topic will be posted.

Students may submit essays in accordance with the rules linked hereto by no later than the closing date.

An independent commission will review all submissions and rank them based upon conclusions, style, form and most importantly, substantive scientific or peer reviewed literature that supports the topic.

Essay writers may refer to and rely on data, information and publications from all sources, provided all such sources are properly sited. The committee will likely always give more credence to peer reviewed medical literature, scholarly works, and literary sources than references to internet citations or other non-scholarly sources.

3 scholarships awards will be granted based on the amount in the fund and the result of the investment the prior year. Fund anticipates being able to make offers of:

$3000-$5000 1st place
$2000-$3500 2nd place
$1500-$2000 3rd place