*2022 Submissions are Now Closed. Stay Tuned for our 2023 Contest Details.”

The WMCCAI Essay/Presentation Contest is open to all high school seniors within the WMCCAI service area. This year’s topic:

Discuss the importance of diversity in your community. Point to a strategy that was successfully used to increase diversity in a specific community or organization.” Diversity can relate to age, sex, race, social or ethnic groups.

Deadline: April 15, 2022


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Criteria

The criteria required to enter includes:

  • Completed contest application along with A 500-700 word essay or 90 second media presentation on the topic Discuss the importance of diversity in your community. Point to a strategy that was successfully used to increase diversity in a specific community or organization.” Diversity can relate to age, sex, race, social or ethnic groups.Your community would include your neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative association.
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • A high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or community association leader in the community where you reside. (Recommended, not required)
  • All applicants must submit a fully completed application form and all necessary statements, documents and references no later than April 15, 2022 via Dropbox (Click here to Submit!).
    • Entries must be submitted to Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2022 to be considered.
    • All submissions to Dropbox cannot be viewed by other applicants. Only WMCCAI staff and those judging the entries will have access to submissions.
Judging Criteria

Judges will base their final decision upon:

  • Best overall essay/presentation of the essay topic.
  • How much detail is provided for the program that would be implemented.
  • How realistic the program is.
  • Additional points will be awarded for essays/presentations that have been submitted to a community leader and the community leader’s written feedback is submitted.

Scholarship materials need to be submitted to WMCCAI no later than April 15, 2022.

Award
WMCCAI will grant one or more awards of at least $1,000 for the best overall essay(s). The award winner will be announced within 60 days after the application deadline, displayed in the Quorum magazine and on CAI’s website.
Submissions

Winning submissions become property of WMCCAI and may be printed in the chapter’s magazine, Quorum and/or posted to WMCCAI’s website and social media sites.


Previous winners have represented a variety of public and private schools from both Maryland and Virginia. Past winning scholarships have been at least $1,000, but the total scholarship amount awarded each year varies and is based on the generosity of the sponsors and the WMCCAI members who participate.

One common question received is whether a graduating high school senior could still apply even if they don’t live in a homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative.  The answer is yes!  All graduating high school seniors who submit the required materials for the Scholarship Contest will be considered.


 


 

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$1,000
  • Opportunity to join CAI Team in a photo with the winners
  • Invitation to the winner’s presentation
  • Company logo on all promotional materials

Silver Sponsor

$500
  • Company logo on all promotional materials

Bronze Sponsor

$250
  • Company name included on all promotional materials

Questions? Contact Liz Schell at eschell@caidc.org.

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