Henson Fuerst College Scholarship Essay Program

2017-2018 Henson Fuerst College Scholarship Essay Program

Scholarship Description

To enter the essay program, write a short paper on one of the following topics: “Texting and Driving” or “How Safe Are College Campuses Today and What Can Students do to Take Care of Themselves?”. This Essay Program is available to current undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.

Please email submissions to HensonFuerstScholarship@gmail.com no later than May 15, 2018. Please be sure to title the subject line “Henson Fuerst College Scholarship Essay Program.”

Essay Description

  • Essay Topic 1: Texting and Driving. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Essay Topic 1 Question:  Do you text & drive? Do your friends text & drive? Do you know anyone that has been seriously injured due to texting & driving? What can you do to help prevent people from using their mobile devices when driving? Can you think of what would be an effective method to deter teenagers and adults from this dangerous and reckless behavior?
  • Essay Topic 2: Safety of College Campuses. In 2014, there were 27,000 criminal incidents against persons and property on campus at public and private 2-year and 4-year post-secondary institutions that were reported to police and security agencies. Among the various types of on-campus crimes reported in 2014, there were 13,500 burglaries, constituting 50% of all criminal incidents. Other commonly reported crimes included forcible sex offenses (6,700 incidents, or 25% of crimes) and motor vehicle theft (2,900 incidents, or 11% of crimes). In addition, 2,100 aggravated assaults and 1,100 robberies were reported. And these are only the reported acts of crimes.
  • Essay Topic 2 Question:  Have you ever been to a frat party where students were so drunk they passed out or ended up in the hospital from alcohol poisoning? Have you ever tried to intervene to help a fellow student in need, after seeing shady behavior? What changes do you think the establishment should make to reduce student deaths, injuries and theft on campus?

Starting September 18, 2017, you can submit a 750-word essay on this issue, and enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Submission rules

To be eligible, send your letter to HensonFuerstScholarship@gmail.com by 5/15/2017 and include the following information in the body of your email: First Name, Last Name, Current School, Academic Standing as of Spring ‘18 (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), College or University Attended, and Major (if applicable).

Format: Send only Microsoft Word document entries, with the file name “FirstName_LastName_MMDDYY”. Only entries submitted in this format will be considered. Essays must be 750 words, typed, double-spaced, and use standard margins.

Essay Deadline

  • May 15, 2017

Number Of Awards

  • 1 annually

Scholarship Amount        

  • $1,000

We look forward to reading your essays!

Disclaimer:  The program is open to current undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. You must be a legal resident of the United States, and attend a public school, accredited private school, or homeschool in compliance with the laws of its state. Employees of Henson Fuerst, and members of their immediate families living in the same household, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising, promotion, and production agencies, are not eligible to enter.
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