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.
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