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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation, I am pleased to announce our 17th Annual Essay Competition.  The William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation was established in 1989 to motivate and encourage African American high school juniors and seniors to expand their writing skills and increase their writing. This year, the Foundation will award up to $1,000.00 in scholarships. 

The William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation is seeking juniors and seniors from participating high schools to enter the Essay Competition this year. To achieve this goal, the Foundation is soliciting your help in distributing the application information to eligible candidates. 

All essays must be submitted to the William Simpson Foundation. The essays are due before April 30, 2016 and must be mailed and postmarked no later than that date to: William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 446, Park Forest, IL 60466.  Essays will be judged by professional writers and the winners will be announced and invited to our Awards Breakfast starting at 9:00 A.M. on May 28, 2016 at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, IL 60466. 

We look forward to working with our young scholars. Please feel free to contact our main office at 708-747-6542.  If you have additional questions regarding this request, you can email us at wsesf.@comcast.net or follow the links on our website for details.  With your help and support the foundation will continue itís mission of promoting writing skills and rewarding scholarships to competitive writers.

Sincerely yours, 

Willie Rush

President/William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 


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