Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest - Fastweb

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Provided by: The Lincoln Forum

Awards

Up to $1,500

Deadline

July 31, 2018

The Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest is open to full - time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university. To enter, you must submit an essay of between 1500 and 5000 words on the following topic: "2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It will also be the bicentennial of the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Although Lincoln had major policy disagreements with both of these men, they also greatly influenced his political philosophy. What is the historical impact of Lincoln's relationships with Stephen Douglas and Frederick Douglass?"