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Scholarships & Contests

Students could receive a $1,500 scholarship in the McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program. Recipients are chosen based on an application and a letter of recommendation.

Students also submit two short essays detailing lessons they have learned through community service and the importance of education in relation to cultural diversity.

Call 703-741-7525 or visit www.McDonaldsEducates.com for an application and additional details. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1.

Armed Services YMCA is calling for entries for its essay contest, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The essay contest asks children in grades 1-12 to submit essays about “Why My Military Mom/Dad Is My Hero.”

Children of active duty and retired service members from all branches of the military, as well as National Guard and Reserve, are eligible. Essays must be submitted by March 16, 2007.

Essay contest winners will receive $500 or $1,000 depending on grade level. Visit www.asymca.org for complete rules and entry forms. Call 703-313-9600, ext. 10 or e-mail tharper@asymca.org.

The Oakton High School PTSA J. Antonelli Briceno Scholarship in memory of Sandra Lee Eisenach was established in 2005 to offer financial assistance to Oakton High School seniors wishing to further their education after high school.

Full details of the scholarship, together with scholarship downloadable application are available at www.oaktonhsptsa.org/eisenach_scholarship.htm.

Only Oakton High students with a GPA of 3.0. The deadline for applications is March 29 by 4 p.m. A committee from the Oakton PTSA will select the scholarship recipient.