This year the Chinese American Civic Council is sponsoring an essay contest for current high school seniors. This will be a chance for the lucky winners to earn a cash prize towards college tuition or maybe pay for a text book or two. Attached is the flyer and below is the link to our website to begin the application process.
The application / essay deadline is November 30, 2015. Â Our judges will determined 5 finalist from all the applicants. These finalist will then be interviewed sometime mid January 2016 by our esteemed judges. From these interviews, the judges will determine our 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners. The winners will be presented with their prize at our annual Chinese New Year Fund Raiser Dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2015 [SAVE THE DATE].
Eligibility: Graduating Seniors of Class of 2016 with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Essay Topic (500 to 1,000 words): Â Over the past 100 years, the Chicago Chinatown Community has grown, not only in population but also geographically. Chinatown is no longer just Cermak Rd. and Wentworth Ave. Â We now have a park (Ping Tom Memorial Park), a field house (Leonard M. Louie Field House) with a swimming pool and recently a new state-of-the-art public library. Although the Chinese Community extends far out into the suburbs, Chinatown remains a central hub for family gatherings and other “shopping” needs. With this growth the demand for social services has also increased, from educational to recreational to senior services. If not you, your parents or grandparents have benefited from this expansion.Â Going forward, how would you help Chinatown’s continued expansion? What would you do to inspire others to the do the same?