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Warner History Essay Contest

 

​​​About the Warner History Essay Contest

The Warner History Essay Contest, established by the Warner family, is a scholarship opportunity open to students of all majors. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three essays on any historical topic. Winners are recognized at the annual Scholarship Award ceremony in early June.

Cash Prizes

The cash prize amounts are the following: 1st place $2,300, 2nd place $1,500, and 3rd place $1,200. 

Who can Apply?

  • Open to all majors

  • At least 3 units of SMC History courses

  • Overall 3.0 GPA in SMC History courses

Applications

  • Submit the online SMC Scholarship Office application to determine your eligibility.
  • The application deadline is Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • Eligible applicants will be notified the week of January 10, 2022.

Essay

4 to 6-page essay on any historical topic

Essay Deadline

  • The deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022.
  • Submit essays (docx or PDF) via email to baugh_carolyn@smc.edu.
  • Winners of the grand prizes will be announced after Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Optional Workshop

  • Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. will cover contest requirements and review essay writing skills.
  • Go to https://zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID 939-8230-2870 for the live or recorded workshop