Hey students, sharpen your wits; your writing could earn a $1,000 college scholarship, by competing in the Monogram Food’s Essay Contest.
The essay topic is “Penny Hardaway: A Great Memphis Role Model.” The 500-word essay should detail what makes Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway a standout as a role model in the Memphis community. The contest is open to all high school juniors in Shelby, Tipton, Crittenden, & Desoto counties.
The contest is the final chapter of Monogram Foods 10 Acts of Kindness, part of their IMPACT10 Giving Campaign, done in celebration of Monogram's 10th anniversary. The Memphis-based company produces high-quality meat snacks and food products. Hardaway is the company spokesperson.
Essays will be reviewed by Monogram Foods team members and narrowed down to the top 100 entries. All 100 entrants will receive a ticket to a University of Memphis basketball game. The top 10 students will attend a game with Penny Hardaway and receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
Winners will be announced by November 27.
“IMPACT10 has allowed us to give back to the local Mid-South community via donations to area charities and, in the case of this essay competition, the future leaders of tomorrow,” notes Monogram Foods’ Chairman and CEO Karl Schledwitz. “Through this scholarship initiative, we’re not only able to provide some financial relief to 10 college-bound high school students, but also pay tribute to the core character values of our King Cotton spokesperson and local NBA legend, Penny Hardaway.”
Essays will be accepted from September 23 through November 15.
Go to the website and complete the cover letter.
Submissions can be mailed to: Monogram Foods, ATTN: Penny Hardaway Essay Competition, 530 Oak Court Dr. Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38117 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.