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Offered by Lincoln Forum
Are you an undergraduate student in the U.S. with a love of history and writing? If so, consider applying for the Platt Family Essay Contest! Each year, the contest awards $1,500 to up to three applicants who submit an essay that best answers the given year’s prompt related to U.S. history. As the prompt changes every year, we recommend checking the Lincoln Forum’s website for the most up-to-date prompt and essay instructions before applying. The contest is funded by the Lincoln Forum, a national, East Coast-based Lincoln organization that hosts an annual multi-day symposium featuring the finest scholars in the country.
If you’re knowledgeable about U.S. history and want to put your writing skills to the test, we encourage you to apply!
This scholarship is open to students who were enrolled as undergraduates for the Spring semester of their application year. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.
No GPA requirement
Literature/English/Writing, Social Science, Political Science, History
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.
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