2022 VSBA Student Essay Contest: $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity


The Virginia School Boards Association is holding a personal essay/speaking contest where the finalists will have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 300 school board members and administrators at the 2022 VSBA Conference on Education held at the Richmond Delta Marriott on July 19, 2022.

This is the second year the Virginia School Boards Association will hold this contest. We hope that this contest will bring out the very best in students’ writing and speaking efforts and allow our attendees to witness examples of the bright, thoughtful, and accomplished students from around the Commonwealth. This year’s topic is Food Security.

This year, thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous sponsor, the top 3 finalists will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Submissions are open to all Virginia public high school students (grades 9-12) and are a great opportunity to share their unique voices as well as compete for funds to further their education.

For more information on the contest and complete guidelines please view the guidebook attached.

For questions, please contact Brittany Moore, membership services coordinator, at brittany@vsba.org or by calling 434-295-8722 x7.

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