National Peace Essay Contest
United States Institute of Peace

    The United States Institute of Peace announces the National
    Peace Essay Contest for students in grades 9-12. For the
    2006-07 contest, student's essay must examine the issue of
    youth and violent conflicts. First-place winners from each
    state receive $1,000 college scholarships and compete for
    national awards of $2,500 to $10,000. National award
    amounts include state awards. First-place state winners
    also are invited to attend an expenses-paid awards program
    in Washington, D.C., in June. To obtain guidelines for
    entering the contest, e-mail or visit
    our website The deadline for the
    2006-07 contest is February 1, 2007.