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EngineerGirl Essay Contest

🏆 Available: 3
💰 $500
⏳ 02/01

Last year this scholarship received 679 applicant(s). $2,550 was awarded to 3 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve. To be considered, you must submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19.

You should submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19. Your submission must also follow the specific guidelines and limits for your competition category – based on your grade level.

Elementary School (grades 3-5)

Write a letter to the editor of a local paper or community website that pays tribute to the contributions of engineers responding to the pandemic. You may include an original artwork or graphic along with your letter.  Limit: 600 words.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Write a news story or blog post that illustrates the contribution of engineers in responding to the pandemic. You may include one original image or graphic and up to five references in an annotated bibliography that will help support your story. Limit: 650 words.

High School (grades 9-12)

Write an essay that examines the vital contribution of engineers in responding to the pandemic. You must include at least 3, but no more than 10 references in an annotated bibliography to support your essay. You may also include one image or graphic that will help the reader understand your ideas.  Limit: 700 words.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school

Application Requirements

  • Essay required

How To Apply


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Donor: National Academy of Engineering