The Making a Difference Essay Competition

2011 Winners

Brandie George tutoringFall 2011 Essay Topic:

How have you been transformed by your own community service?


  • Essay authors must be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • Essays must be nominated by a high school
  • The essay contest form must accompany each entry
  • Essays are limited to five hundred words. They should be single-spaced in 12-point type with one-inch margins. The student's full name should appear on the top right of each page.

Habitat for Humanity buildDeadline:

Essay submissions and cover sheets must be postmarked by Saturday, November 5.


First Prize: $1,000

Second Prize: $500

Ten honorable mentions: $50 each

Winners will be notified by December 15, 2011, and announced to the national and local media.