When: Feb. 28-March 24 2016
The 2016 Ford Freedom Award Essay Contest is now open. Students in grades 4 - 8 are invited to submit short essays on the following topic: Identify an African-American Man of Courage, think about the characteristics or qualities that made him successful, helped him overcome obstacles, or helped him inspire others. Then write a short essay telling others how you have demonstrated qualities of your Man of Courage and how they have helped you find success. Winners will be awarded scholarships ranging from $250 - $5,000 at the 2016 Ford Freedom Award program. Deadline is March 24.