WNAAA Scholarship Essay Contest
2012 WNAAA 30th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Attention, higher-education students: Don't miss out on the opportunity to compete for a combined $3,000 in educational scholarships. The Women of the National Agricultural Aviation Association will award a $2,000 scholarship as top prize in its 30th annual essay competition, and Covington Aircraft Engines has generously agreed to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline for the 2012 WNAAA Scholarship Essay Contest is August 15, 2012.
2012 Essay Theme:
Stewards of the Sky, Stewards of the Land:
Environmental Awareness in Agricultural Aviation
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
If you are an NAAA member (or become one by June 15), the WNAAA invites you to sponsor a contestant in the 2012 WNAAA Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship is not restricted to pursuing a “flying career.” Any educational pursuit beyond high school (at any age) is eligible. The competition is open to all NAAA members and the children, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law or spouse of any NAAA operator, pilot member, retired operator or pilot who maintains an active membership with NAAA. The contest is also open to allied industry members and the children, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law or spouse of an allied industry member. Each allied industry company is allowed only one eligible family member, drawn from those listed in the Allied Industry Members section of the 2012 NAAA Membership Directory. To qualify, dues must be paid by the organization or individual member on or before June 15, 2012.
Entrants must have graduated from high school prior to the deadline date for entry (August 15, 2012) and be enrolled in continuing education during the year of entry. Previous winners are not eligible to compete. The contest deadline is August 15, 2012.
2012 WNAAA Scholarship Guidelines
The theme for this year's contest is “Stewards of the Sky, Stewards of the Land: Environmental Awareness in Agricultural Aviation.” Essays must be 1,500 words or less. Topic deviation and/or modification will not be accepted. Papers submitted will be judged on content, theme development, clarity, originality and proper grammar. All sources used must be cited in a bibliography or works cited page. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. Entries must be typewritten and double-spaced.
To ensure the judges will not know the identities of the writer, keep any reference to the author’s name, sponsoring company and company location out of the essay itself. However, a title page must be attached and contain the entrant’s name, address, email address, telephone number, relationship to sponsor, sponsor’s company name, address and telephone number. A photograph of the entrant and short biography should also be provided.
Manuscripts may be sent electronically or mailed. Electronic submissions should be sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the essay is sent by mail it must be postmarked by August 15, 2012, and mailed to Elly Rau, WNAAA Scholarship Chair, 4142 57th Avenue SE, Medina, ND 58467. Receipt of essay will be acknowledged.
The winners will be notified by phone and letter and recognized at the 2012 NAAA Convention in Savannah, Ga.
Selected essays will be published on the NAAA website and may be published in Agricultural Aviation magazine, the official publication of the NAAA, based on spacing. All essays become the property of the WNAAA. The judges’ decision is final. In the event the entries received lack outstanding merit, the WNAAA reserves the right not to award the scholarship(s).