As part of our scholarship competition contest, we ask applicants to provide proof of acceptance or attendance at a 2 or 4-year college program or technical school.  We also request a 500 word or less essay on "The Most Important Person in Their Life."  Below is a link to the essays provided by applicants in the latest round of scholarship awards (September 2021).  These are the stories of youth that are overcoming incredible obstacles to gain a higher education with which to help make our country stronger and more resilient.