City of Houston Public Service Recognition Week Scholarship Essay Contest

The City of Houston invites Houston area high school seniors at both public and private schools to participate in the annual Public Service Recognition Week Essay Contest. Seniors can earn up to $2,000 for college, gain a deeper understanding about the local government and learn about the broad range of career options serving the residents of Houston. Essay contest participants are asked to write 500 words about how they would make a difference as an employee of Houston municipal government. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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