An essay contest for Oklahoma high school students with ties to the recent tornadoes will award two $5,000 scholarships to Oklahoma State University.
The contest is sponsored by the Joe Foss Institute, of Scottsdale, Ariz., partnering with The Lynn & Foster Friess Tornado Challenge Fund.
High school juniors and seniors, and students in their freshman year at OSU, are eligible to enter. Anyone affected by the tornadoes, involved in the relief effort or who helped their community in some way can participate.
The theme is “Rebuilding Together: How I am working to help my community.” Essays will be evaluated on creativity, theme development, clarity of ideas and mechanics.
For complete rules and a list of other scholarship opportunities, go to www.joefossinstitute.org. Entries must be submitted electronically to Scholarship@joefossinstitute.org by July 21. Winners will be notified by Aug. 11.