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Global Essay contest for High School students

Topic: Are Citizens of the World Succeeding in Lessening Global Poverty?

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Participation: High school Students enrolled in public or private schools from grade 9th to 12th


Winners from 1st to 30th place will be awarded a sponsored excursion to Washington DC. They will be accompanied by one of their parents/guardians. The sponsorship covers airfare, accommodations, meals, and transportation for both the student and one accompanying parent/guardian. The winners will also receive a Certificate of Award from the Gulen Institute.

1st Place: USD2000+3-day Excursion
2nd Place: USD1500+3-day Excursion
3rd Place: USD1000+3-day Excursion
4th – 15th Place: USD300+3-day Excursion
16th – 30th Place: USD100+3-day Excursion

The winning students will get an opportunity to meet honorable U.S. Congress members, participate in discussions, visit local university and think-tank organizations, and enjoy tourist attractions in Washington, D.C.

Gulen Institute Youth Platform is an international essay contest annually organized by the Gulen Institute at the University of Houston.

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