The Clinton Foundation's annual "Ideas Matter" Essay Contest encourages Arkansas high school students to turn their good ideas into action to confront some of today’s most pressing challenges. The winner of the essay contest will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.
The Clinton Foundation focuses on creating economic opportunity, improving public health, and inspiring civic engagement and service. Arkansas students in 11th and 12th grades are invited to write a 1,000-word (minimum) essay exploring one of these three focus areas. Students are asked to define a challenge, propose an idea to alleviate that challenge, and develop a strategy for putting that idea into action. The essay must be submitted by January 15, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the essay contest, please contact Nate Thomas, Educational Programs Manager, at (501) 748-0520 or [email protected].
Click here to see the Official Rules for the Ideas Matter Essay Contest.
Click here to see the grading rubric for the Ideas Matter Essay Contest.
Send entries to Nate Thomas, Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, or click here to submit your essay online.