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Contest: EV Service Scholar Essay Contest 2010
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Posted 10:17 PM 2/2/2010

This is the first year the East Villagers Non-Profit Community is offering a chance for young service scholars within the local community to express their passion for community service through essay writing and art. Our goal is to promote a spirit of volunteerism among the younger generation around the world. Winners from Northern California will be invited to read their essays at the annual Service Scholar Award Celebration hosted by the Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation. Students must complete 5 hours of community service and fill out the Service Requirement Form to provide proof. All students enrolled in schools Kindergarten through High School in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply.

Choose one of the following prompts to write an essay:
Prompt 1: Please share a volunteer experience and its impact on your life.
Prompt 2: Why is community service important in your life?
Prompt 3: Share about an experience when someone helped you and how it impacted your life.
Poster Theme: Having Fun Helping Others

Community Service Requirement: All applicants must complete 5 hours of community service and show proof of service to qualify for the contest.

Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2010, 5:00pm

High School (1000 - 1500 words)
Middle School (500 - 750 words)
KG - Grade 5 Poster Contest (Maximum Size 16" x 20")

High School
1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150
Middle School
1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $75
KG - 5th Grade
1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50

Submission Instructions
1. Please fill out the Contest Entry Form and Community Service Requirement Form. Click here to download.
2. Each participant needs to submit an electronic copy. Essay entries or Photo/Scan of Poster should be emailed to and posted as a blog entry on
3. Contest Entry Form, Service Requirement Form, and Original copies can be mailed to 800 High Street, Suite 408, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or faxed to (650) 323-2179.

Please email or call (650) 924-1104 for more information.

This Contest is Sponsored by the Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation to Promote a Spirit of Volunteerism Among the Younger Generation