Lacks to modern medicine and why it is important to remember her today.
Middle school students must compose a letter to Mrs. Reflect on her contributions to modern medicine and how the use of her cells has affected you or your family.
In addition, senior and junior top honors from each school are entered into a statewide contest to select a senior and junior statewide winner.
Senior winner receives an additional $1,000.00 scholarship, the junior winner receives a $700.00 scholarship.
It is these characteristics that we will look for in judging applicants’ essays.
We will also take into account the letter of recommendation supplied by your school and the short video personal statement.The strongest entries will reflect not only on her history but also emphasize why her legacy is so important to remember today.Video submissions should include a multi-media video clip (of images, interviews, etc.), reflecting on the contributions of Henrietta Lacks to modern medicine and why it is so important to remember her legacy today, not to exceed 3 minutes in length.Please note that both prizes include all those items ordinarily covered by the program fee.They do not include the cost of flights, or other items which are not ordinarily covered by the program fee. To craft a good essay requires careful argumentation, clear structure and personality.Contest finalists are interviewed by members of their individual teams. Read our ethics essay contest Frequently Asked Questions. Read what teachers have to say about the ethics essay contest.The top senior essay at each eligible school is awarded a 0 cash scholarship, top junior essay receives a 0 cash scholarship, presented at the school’s end-of-year awards ceremonies. E-mail us for more information about the essay contest. The Reach Cambridge scholarship essay competition is designed for academically excellent high school students aged between 15 and 17 who would otherwise not be able to attend our summer programs.Please note that this scholarship competition is not for application to the University of Cambridge.Essays are judged on the basis of each student’s ability to take a position, describe it and support it.Essays are evaluated by teams of five community leaders for each grade level at each school, resulting in the participation of more than 75 volunteers.