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The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and Sweetwater County Museum Foundation are sponsoring a scholarship program and essay contest for high school students. The submission deadline is June 1.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and its non-for-profit partner, the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation, are sponsoring a scholarship program and essay contest.

The scholarship program is open to Sweetwater County high school seniors who will attend a college program in the summer or fall 2021. Participants will write and submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words using the theme: “How a Local Historical Event or Person Impacts my Life.”

The winning essay could possibly be published in local newspapers and will earn a $1,000 scholarship.

The essay contest is for Sweetwater County students in grades 10 and 11. Each grade will feature its own participants and its own winner. Essays written and sent in by competitors can be no longer than 1,500 words. The subject: “A Local Historical Event That Inspires Me.” The winning essay in each grade will earn its writer a $100 prize and could possibly be published in local newspapers.

Submissions must be sent or postmarked by June 1.

For more information visit https://www.sweetwatermuseum.org/index.php/learn/scholarship-and-essay-contest, contact Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady at 307-872-6435, or email programs@sweetwatermuseum.org .

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