Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

The topic for this year's essay contest is: Immigration is a controversial topic in American history, even more so in this year. Citing examples from his writings, speeches, and policies, what was Abraham Lincoln's position on immigration? Did it evolve? Is it relevant to our contemporary debate? Eligibility:-Must be a full-time undergraduate student in an American college or university during the spring semester-U.S. citizenship is not required-Must be able to confirm attendance at the college or university during the upcoming spring semester-Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 wordsEssays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight PST July 31) to the correct address. The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required. There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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