Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 Master Books Scholarship Essay Contest

$3000 College Scholarship

Just received this from New Leaf Press/Master Books:

For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2009

Master Books®,a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, proudly announces a new scholarship essay contest which will award one talented high school student $3000 to go towards funding their college education.

Master Books, the world's largest creation-based publisher, is committing its resources to encourage students to further their education on a firm biblical foundation.

"This scholarship opportunity is an example of just how strongly we feel about the importance of a biblically-sound education," said Tim Dudley, president of New Leaf Publishing Group. "We support students with evolution-free education products from an early age and are thrilled to provide one deserving student with the economic boost that may make a huge difference in their college career. It is truly an honor."

The Master Books scholarship is open to any high school junior or senior or the equivalent thereof from any public, private, or homeschool venue. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship is a one-time award and may be used at any accredited two-year, four-year, or trade school withing the contiguous United States. This award covers only tuition and university-provided room and board. the scholarship monies will be forwarded to the college, university, or trade school of the winner's choice upon receipt of a copy of the winner's confirmed admission to their chosen school. Application deadline is April 1, 2009.

Students planning to apply for this essay scholarship may download two FREE chapters of the book, Evolution: The Grand Experiment, by Dr. Carl Werner at After reading these two chapters, students are invited to write a 500 to 1500 word essay with the following focus:

Develop a magazine article based on the information contained in chapters 14 and 15 of the book Evolution: The Grand Experiment addressing the issue of ethics in scientific research.

The essay will be judged on creativity, clarity of thought, accuracy, research, grammar, and spelling. The student's essay will be the property of Master Books and may be used as an example or to promote this scholarship. The student winner and his/her parent or guardian will be notified by email of their winning status and then must submit a written acceptance of the scholarship award by no later than July 30, 2009. If the acceptance of the scholarship is not received by July 30, 2009, the monies will be awarded to the 1st runner-up.

The Master Books Scholarship will be submitted to the winner's accredited school upon receipt of a copy of their acceptance to that school. If the scholarship winner does not complete a full semester at the accredited school, the monies must be returned to Master Books to be awarded to the 1st runner-up. The winner agrees that all of his/her scholarship combined benefits does not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, and university-provided room and board as stated in the institution's cost of attendance.

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