Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs today launched the 6th Annual Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest for 2013, challenging students to put into words what the concept of “freedom” means to them and how they can combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination, and violence in the world today.
The deadline for the scholarship is Friday, August 9, 2013.
Alderwoman Coggs created the contest when she took office as a dedicated investment in opportunities for students in the 6th District.
Alderwoman Coggs said it is important to give young people the opportunity to express their reflections about freedom in a positive way that can benefit themselves and society. “The scholarship essay contest is one small way of reaffirming our belief in our young people as they strive to become the productive adults and leaders in Milwaukee,” she said.
Two scholarships will be awarded and winning essays may be published, Alderwoman Coggs said.
Applications are available beginning today – online at www.city.milwaukee.gov/district6 – and must be returned and postmarked by August 9, 2013.
The application is open to students who reside in Milwaukee and attended a public, private, parochial, or home school, or who participated in a high school correspondence program in the City of Milwaukee. Preference will be given to residents of the 6th District (see map at: www.city.milwaukee.gov/district6).
Printed applications will be available starting today (Tuesday, May 7) at:
• WestCare Wisconsin Inc. Harambee Community Center, 335 W. Wright St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
• Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
• Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
• Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Additional contest rules, complete details and submission requirements are contained within the application. For more information, please contact: Akuwa Dantzler at (414) 286-8640.