[ GAMHOF Student Scholarship Essay Contest ]

October 2017

Dear Friend,

The German-American Hall of Fame (GAMHOF) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce an exciting initiative, our 2018 GAMHOF Student Scholarship Essay Contest.

With separate competitions for college and high school students, the essay contest will offer cash awards totaling $3,500 for the winning students in 2018. The two First prize winners will each take home $1,000, with Runners-up winning $500 each, and Third place winners earning $250 prizes.

Students who will have graduated high school prior to July 31, 2018 should enter the college competition. Student who have completed their Bachelorís/ college degrees are not eligible for this competition.

The mission of GAMHOF is to highlight the contributions of outstanding Americans of German ancestry, underscoring the tremendous positive impact of Americaís largest immigrant group. Such notable Americans as President Eisenhower, Babe Ruth and Albert Einstein have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

This yearís student essay contest asks each applicant to write an essay, in 750 words or less, about the impact of an athlete of German descent in the United States. The athlete can be male or female, immigrant or not. But the athlete's primary impact should be in the United States.

To view and access the application for the GAMHOF Student Scholarship Essay Contest, visit click here. The deadline for all applications is 11:59PM Eastern Daylight timeon Monday, January 15, 2018. Essays must be written in English. ONLY electronic entries will be accepted, and should be e-mailed to herbertstupp@gamhof.org.

IMPORTANT: IN an applicant's e-mail to GAMHOF, he or she must list their name in the "subject" line, along with the words: "2018 Essay."

Do you know of students who might be interested in applying and writing an essay about the irreplaceable contributions of German-Americans to one of the 50 U.S. states and territories? Simply refer them to the GAMHOF website or this letter. Good luck to all the applicants.

download formSincerely,

Herbert W. Stupp
Board of Trustees
Chairman, Scholarship Committee



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