For High School Students: How Would You Fix the World?
Posted by Allison Fine on May 30, 2008
The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Asia Society have announced its annual student essay contest. Formerly called the 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education, encourage high school students to apply for a $10,000 college scholarship by writing an essay (or submitting a video) that answers the following:
Contest Question – Essay Category
Essay entries must address the following topic in 1,500 words or less:
Identify a social or economic issue that is relevant to both your local community as well as to a community outside of the United States. Develop an essay that includes ALL of the following:
1. The problem or challenge and how it affects both your community and the community outside of the US in similar and/or different ways.
2. An analysis of the different approaches both communities have created to address this challenge.
3. Your own recommendations for what lessons the two communities can learn from each other to solve this problem or challenge. Address how taking a global perspective on these issues can strengthen long-term solutions.
4. A summary of your position and why you think it is important for each community to learn from the other to address these issues.
The deadline is June 12th.
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