Sejong Essay Contest

The 2018 Writing Competition is now open.

Deadline: March 31, 2018 (11:59pm CST)

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Essay category

Focusing on introducing students and young adults to Korean culture and history through literature, our essay category utilizes folk tales and contemporary literature to explore Korean culture, past and present.

Adult division (age 25 and younger) & senior division (grade 12 and younger): Contestants are to read Yi Mun-yol's novella An Appointment with His Brother and write an essay in response to the provided prompt. Please note that the topic and prompt for senior and adult divisions are the same this year.

Junior division (grade 8 and younger): Contestants are to write an essay in response to one of three provided topics regarding a folktale of the contestant's choice. Contestants must choose one of the stories listed on our folktales page.

Sijo category

One division open to students grade 12 and younger: Created in collaboration with the Korea Institute at Harvard University, the goal of our sijo category is to introduce students to a lesser-known style of poetry, the traditional Korean sijo. Read about how to write sijo, or see last year's winning entries.

2018 registration and applications

Regarding our online application system, we would like to remind students that they may edit their entries and applications until the competition deadline.

For information regarding teacher accounts, please see our teacher information page.

We would like to stress that all personal information is kept strictly confidential and no information is shared with parties outside of the Sejong Cultural Society. Please email any questions or concerns to writing@sejongculturalsociety.org. We welcome and appreciate feedback of any kind.

Mission

The goals of the Sejong Writing Competition are to discover children and young adults talented in writing and to encourage them to learn and write about Korean and its culture. Through this writing competition we hope to increase the awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage amongst the younger generations growing up in the United States.

Eligibility

This competition is open to all residents of the US and Canada age 25 and younger regardless of ethnic background.

Sponsors

The Sejong Writing Competition is supported in part by grants from the LTI Korea, the Daesan Foundation, the Doosan Yonkang Foundation, and the Academy of Korean Studies.

Essay, Writing, and Creative Contests

Unless otherwise noted, UIC Scholarships does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

 

August

The Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship awards college tuition scholarships to encourage students to pursue outdoor recreation opportunities. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and international students older than 18 may apply by submitting an essay.

In an effort to continue to give back and assist the next generation of entrepreneurs, Brown, PC is offering National Founder's scholarships to current U.S. undergraduate and graduate business students.

BusRental.com offers the Travel Essay Scholarship contest to students enrolled at an accredited university. An original essay is required for the application.

The COIT 2018 Clean GIF™ Scholarship Contest is a design challenge. This graphic design-centric scholarship challenges students to create a lightly animated GIF showing how to turn a messy room into a presentable space.

The enQuire Bio is a company founded by scientists to support the future of scientific achievement. Recipients of the enQuire Bio Scholarship will also receive funding for laboratory support.

 

September

The Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship awards funds twice per year, in the Fall and the Spring, to high school seniors and college students. Scholarships are awarded to students who have lost one or both parents, who either had no life insurance or were underinsured.

The LedMaster Scholarship encourages college students to think of the ways for saving energy. Undergraduate or postgraduate students studying Engineering, Earth & Environment, or Science related discipline are welcomed to apply.

 

October

The Dennett Foundation is providing four ICFL Excellence in Leadership Scholarships. Recipients will be selected based upon excellent ideas, organization and writing.

The DontPayFull Student Scholarship is sponsored by DontPayFull.com. The non-renewable scholarship is awarded to one eligible student across each institution type (High School, College or University) in the United States.

The Pat Crawford Scholarship essay contest, awarding one high school student and one college student from Wisconsin each semester. (Additional deadline in April)

 

November

Green Way Carpet Cleaning invites students with passion for home decoration to share their ideas through an essay. The best essay will earn a scholarship and will be published on their website.

 

December

The Allied Van Lines Scholarship offers a scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields.

CheapSeedBoxes is a high speed datacenter which downloads and seeds bittorrent files. The company has an essay competition for enthusiastic students.

Craig Swapp & Associates is offering a scholarship, applicants are required to do a 1,00-1,500-word essay.

The CreditSoup Scholarship requires an essay detailing why you chose your major or the importance of your field of study.

The Custody X Change Giving Program awards scholarships to single parents each year. (Additional application deadlines in April and August)

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics is an essay contest regarding papers on ethical issues.

The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. The application includes an essay.

The Hamari hub Internet Marketing Scholarship is for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students with the passion of “Content Marketing”. The scholarship recipient must show remarkable skills in the fields of assessment; content development or online business.

Medals of America awards scholarship assistance for active duty and veteran students continuing their education.

The Phentermine Clinics Health Scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The company encourages applicants with an interest in nutrition science, medical weight loss, bariatrics, and internal medicine to apply.

RehabCenter.net is awarding scholarships based upon essays that describe views about addiction and the effects it has on people, their health, and society.

The Southern University Law Center is providing the Kalu Yala scholarship which was created with future entrepreneurs and business people in mind. The scholarship is intended to help a student get a little closer to their dream career.

Top10bestbudget.com is offering a scholarship available to postgraduate and undergraduate college students. The application includes an essay about internet marketing strategies.

The Xcela Wealth Scholarship was designed with future leaders (students) in mind. The application is open to high school seniors, and current college and university students.

The ZippySig Scholarship opportunity allows students to showcase their work to future employers and gain credibility as a subject matter expert on certain topics. Students with a creative mind and educational experience in the marketing, advertising or technology fields to apply. (Additional deadline in December)

 

January

GoWin Casino offers an essay writing contest for all students, regardless of the location of studies and academic level.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Program scholarships are given solely based on essays written by undergraduate students.

Open Listings “Take Big Risks” Scholarship provides financial support for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

SeniorAdvice.com is offering two scholarships. One scholarship is designated for a student who has been a caregiver for an adult relative. The other scholarship is for a student who has volunteered for a senior living community within the last year.

 

February

The Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship awards college tuition scholarships to encourage students to pursue outdoor recreation opportunities. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and international students older than 18 may apply by submitting an essay.

The Eleaners Scholarship Contest requires completion of a short form and one essay question.

The Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship awards funds twice per year, in the Fall and the Spring, to high school seniors and college students. Scholarships are awarded to students who have lost one or both parents, who either had no life insurance or were underinsured.

The Sejong Cultural Society Writing Competition essay and poetry writing competition is open to US and Canadian residents under the age of 25.

 

March

12M Loans has launched a scholarship for students in order to contribute to their financial education, and further to a better, more financially-independent world. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

The AAUW Naperville Area (IL) Branch is accepting applications for the Angeline Gale Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be women at least 26 years old, seeking an undergraduate or associate degree, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who is within 1 year of receiving an associate degree, or has achieved junior status in a bachelor’s degree program. Applicants should reside or attend school in DuPage, Will, Kendall or Kane Counties in Illinois.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute,is  for high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students.

AwardBird.com has an essay contest to create equal opportunities for the young talented people that will manage to change the world for better.

Dealspotr offers the Couponing in College Scholarship is our opportunity to spread the word about the power of couponing to college students around the nation. An essay of 100 words or less is a requirement of the application.

InstantLoans24 offers a scholarship to help students cover their education-related costs.
Full-time or part-time students enrolled in a U.S. school, college, professional, trade school or accredited university are eligible to apply.

International Bridge Conference James D. Cooper Student Paper Competition for college and university engineering students, requires an essay written based on one of many topics given regarding a technical topic in the field of engineering.

 

April

The law firm of Anthony Vecchio is offering scholarships to students nationwide. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits.

The Becker Law Office is offering a Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, academic performance, and professional pursuits.

The Cohen & Jaffe Scholarship is designed to help high school students (upon graduation from high school) or college students who are interested in attending an institution of higher education.

The law firm of Charles R. Ullman & Associates is offering three (3) scholarships. The scholarship essay contest is for high school, undergraduate and graduate college students who author winning essays on a child support law topic.

The First Annual Get Your Tuition Back Scholarship is an essay contest themed around self-improvement and perseverance.

The Pat Crawford Scholarship essay contest, awards one high school student and one college student from Wisconsin each semester. (Additional deadline in October)

The Parnall Scholarship is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing to attention to the dangers of distracted driving.

The Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals. The application involves research and an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial with screenshots and photos.

 

May

BusinessStudent.com is offering merit-based scholarships to help students pay for the expenses of either online or campus based education. The Business Leaders Scholarship Award is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level programs.

Dickson Frohlich is offering the Thomas L. Dickson scholarship. The scholarship is available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2018. The application includes a video submission.

Honestopinion.tech offers an essay contest for secondary school, undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest fosters the study and appreciation of Jane Austen among high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

The Junk Car Medics Scholarship is an essay entry eligible for students in their last year of high school, or currently a Freshman, Sophomore or Junior at a college or university.

Students may submit one essay or video to enter a scholarship competition managed by Marks & Harrison. Applicants should be students who are either U.S. residents or students at U.S. schools at the undergraduate or high school levels.

Pothitakis Law Firm is offering a scholarship for injured workers or their family members. Those interested in applying are required to fill out the form listed on the firm’s scholarship page.

 

June

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants is offering a scholarship program. Students are invited to submit an essay to apply.

Bruckheim & Patel is a criminal defense law firm committed to safeguarding the future of its clients and also supporting the future lawyers of tomorrow. The firm’s passion for assisting the next generation of lawyers achieve their goals is captured in a scholarship. The scholarship is open to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Incoming students.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation Youth College Essay Contest provides scholarships for students writing about experiences as a free thinker.

The Rosen & Ohr Scholarship features 3 opportunities. Applicants should be students who have suffered injuries due to an accident or who have been impacted personally by a loved one’s accident.

The Student Debt Relief is excited to announce their annual scholarship, which is available to college students of all majors (undergraduate and graduate) and high school students attending college in the fall.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest accepts poetry, essay, photo and dance submissions that express an individual's idea about capturing the beauty and sense of wonder about nature.

The ZippySig Scholarship  opportunity allows students to showcase their work to future employers and gain credibility as a subject matter expert on certain topics. Students with a creative mind and educational experience in the marketing, advertising or technology fields to apply. (Additional deadline in June)

 

July

The 11Must Scholarship can be used towards your tuition, board, books, and other expenses.

The Copper Square Pans Scholarship is a merit- based scholarship for students currently enrolled in colleges, universities or high schools. Applicants must be pursuing their passions in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.

Dealer Auto Glass is a windshield replacement company that understands the importance of pursuing further education. The company hopes that this award will assist ambitious individuals in chasing their dream of continued education in the United States.

InsureSTAT is offering a scholarship to contribute toward helping students in their educational pursuits. Those interested in applying are required to do a 500-700-word essay on one of the listed topics.

The Lincoln Forum-Platt Family Scholarship Prize is an essay contest for undergraduate students on topics aimed to preserve the memory of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Open Listings “Take Big Risks” Scholarship provides financial support for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

The law firm of Reiff and Bily is offering the Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship. Applicants must be either pursuing an undergrad degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies or working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law.

The TurboTenant Housing Scholarship awards a scholarship to current undergraduate students who will be living in off-campus housing for the upcoming school year. Living expenses can be a large stressor and distraction to college students, and the goal of The TurboTenant Housing Scholarship is to mitigate those stresses through a one-time scholarship.

Student Veterans may nominate themselves for the Veterans Grant contest. The application managed by David Resnick & Associates includes a 600 word essay.

 

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The Dennett Foundation is providing four ICFL Excellence in Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to leaders who demonstrate an outstanding commitment and participation.

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