High School Essay Contest
We believe that mental health education is most effective when it begins in our youth.
Each year we host an essay contest for teenagers where we ask them to do research on a particular topic and then perform a specific activity to foster mental health awareness in their communities.
We All Have Mental Health… How Can Students’ Mental Health Be Supported Virtually?
Connect with your peers virtually to understand what is needed to support their mental health during this time. Create a virtual mental health campaign or program, including how you would implement it, by working with your school staff such as, principal, counseling office, and teacher(s).
- Must be a current high school student in 9th to 12th grade.
- Must provide your high school teacher or counselors information for verification.
- Essay should be between 500-1000 words.
- 12 point, Times New Roman font.
- Citations not included in word count.
We are pleased to announce that 3 winners will receive cash prizes and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on our website!
1st Place- $1000
2nd Place- $500
3rd Place- $250
Scholarship submission will be open on November 1st. Application deadline is December 1st, with winner announcement on December 26th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.