SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

Eligibility:

  • All Frisco High School Seniors (ISD or Private)

STEP ONE--Essay Competition:

  • Seniors must submit a 3-5 page essay typed, double spaced.

  • Theme: “Many Cultures, ONE Dream…”

  • Last 3-5 Sentences must include why winning this competition is important to you.

  • Essays due Friday, December 10, 2021 by midnight.  All Essays must be in a PDF format and include at the top: students name, high school, email address, and cell phone number.

  • Essays must be mailed to Angelia Pelham at angeliapelham@linkingculturesoffrisco.org.

 

The Top 10 Essays will be selected to compete in the Oration portion of the competition.

 

STEP TWO--First-Round Oration Competition:

  • Top 10 Essay Candidates will compete in oration using the content of their essays.

  • Orations must be timed within 6-8 minutes; note cards allowed in the first round of orations

  • Orators will compete in front of 3-5 judges; no audience

  • Top 5 Orators will go on to compete at the MLK Gala on January 14th for $7,000 in Scholarships

 

STEP THREE--Final-Round Oration Competition:

  • Top 5 Oration Candidates will compete in oration using the content of their essays.

  • Orations must be timed within 6-8 minutes; NO note cards or visual aids allowed in the final round.

  • Judging Criteria will be provided to the finalists prior to the competition.

  • Orators will compete in front of a panel of 5-7 Judges and a live audience.

  • Competition will be held at the MLK Gala at 7:00 pm on January 14, 2022 at the Verona Villa in Frisco, TX.

 

All questions regarding the Essay or Oration Competition should be directed to Angelia Pelham at (214) 878-3746 or at angeliapelham@linkingculturesoffrisco.org.

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