The Silver Pen Writing Competition started in 2012 as a way to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and our members.

SILVER PEN STATS TO KNOW

$184,000- Total scholarship money given since Silver Pen started in 2012

195- Total number of high school seniors who have won Silver Pen Scholarships to assist with their collegiate goals

12- Number of communities participating in 2017-2018 competition

48- Number of winners for this year’s competition

49.54- average number of applications each community receives each year

$3,750- Total money given yearly by each participating location


SILVER PEN BASICS

Each community chooses an essay topic this year’s competition. Topics will not be released until the day Silver Pen is released to schools.

Students write and submit one essay (600- 1000 words) on the topic selected by the community for which they are applying.

Members at each community will select four ranked winners.

Winners will receive their awards at a special Silver Pen Ceremony.


Prizes

In addition to a personalized, engraved pen and framed certificate, winners receive:

1st Place- $1,500

2nd Place- $1,000

3rd Place- $750

4th Place- $500