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Platt Family Essay Contest

Offered by Lincoln Forum

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 25, 2023
3 awards worth up to

$1,500

Grade level

College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

July 2024

Scholarship Overview

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!

Eligibility information

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.

Grade Level

College Students

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest

Literature/English/Writing, Social Science, Political Science, History

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

1,500-5,000-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Platt Family Essay Contest winner will be announced: December 2023.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Lincoln Forum at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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