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Texas History Essay Contest 2024

The Texas History Essay Contest is sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Program. It is offered to up to 3 students graduating from high school. The award includes a cash prize of $4,000 while the first runner-up and second runner-up will be given $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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Texas History Essay Contest 2024 – Overview

Scholarship NameTexas History Essay Contest
Application Open DateOctober 1, 2023
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2024
Winners 3
Scholarship Amount$2,000–$4,000
Official Website

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Eligibility Criteria

Follow the requirements for applying for the Program:

Graduating Seniors in any High School can apply. History, Government, and English students can enter. The authors of the three best essays submitted can be the winners if the essays so warrant. They will be identified and the prizes presented by The Sons of the Republic of Texas at the annual San Jacinto Celebration in Houston. The prizes will be scholarships to the college of each winner’s choice or will be provided to the student directly.

TOPIC: “Battle of San Jacinto”


1st Prize:$4,000.00
2nd Prize:$3,000.00
3rd Prize:$2,000.00

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Application Process

To apply for the program, you will have to submit your application.


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Selection Process

Participants of the essay contest must be students of appropriate age for the 4th grade or 7th grade. The information will be used to write their essays must come from a reliable published source (magazine/book) that has a recognized author and publisher. Additionally, essays will be considered on the originality of the idea, cohesiveness of thought, and organization.


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