The Presbyterian Outlook is holding an essay contest this year for graduating seniors. The winning essay will be published in The Presbyterian Outlook, and the student author will receive $1,000. In addition to the overall winner, honorable mention awards of $200 will be given to the writers of other essays also chosen for publication.
1. What are the guidelines?
The first place award will be given to a graduating senior who presents the best writen essay on the subject, “How my education at a PC(USA) related college has shaped my fiath and equipped me for significant service and leadership?”
2. Who is eligible?
All seniors presently attending a PC(USA) related college, graduating during the calendar year of 2010.
3. When is the deadline?
February 28, 2010
4. How are essays submitted?
Submit essays vial e-mail to [email protected] Essays must be no more than 1,000 words, and must be accompanied by a resume or curriculum vitae saved as a Microsoft Word document or RTF (Rich Text Format).
An exhaustive list of PC(USA) related colleges is available at www.presbyteriancolleges.org/memberschools.htm. For Jacksonians, seniors at
BelhavenCollege) are eligible, as Belhaven is central
Mississippi’s only PC(USA) related university.
Presbyterian Outlook Foundation
Mission Statement (excerpted from www.pres-outlook.org)
The Presbyterian Outlook Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, literary and educational purposes. The specific objectives of the corporation are:
· to promote free and independent discussion of issues confronting the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
· to disseminate accurate information about developments in the Christian Church in general and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in particular,
· to advance understanding of the Reformed faith in its historic and contemporary meaning,
· to promote study of the Christian message,
· to develop an informed constituency of Presbyterians who can contribute their talents to the life and mission of both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the whole body of believers
· to promote preaching the Christian gospel, establishing churches and nurturing Presbyterian communities to insure the survival of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a vital Christian community