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The 2018 scholarship Essay Contest is now opened until July 31, 2018.

This year’s essay topic: What was the most impactful life lesson that you took from your military service? How will this lesson be applied in your personal and professional life?

Please email your submissions to with the subject line "Scholarship Essay Contest".

Scholarship Season Timeline


Applications were accepted from June 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018.  Award notifications will go out by September 1, 2018.

Important Note for Award Selectees

  1. The entry is free, but a student may only enter one time per year

  2. The essay should be between 1000 and 1500 words in length and must be in English 

  3. Document should have 1” margins and be written in 12 Pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced.

  4. No offensive, harassing, incendiary, or defaming content may be used. 

  5. By submitting an essay, the student is certifying that the content is fully original.

  6. Entrant’s full name, email, and mailing address should appear on a separate page and be submitted with the essay.

  7. Essays should be sent to , with the subject line “Scholarship Essay Contest.”

  8. Winners will receive notification via email and will be required to reply to those emails. S/he must supply enrollment verification and DD214 or documented active duty status within 2 weeks of notification. If required documentation is not received, winner fails to respond to the email, or refuses the award for any reason, the award will be forfeited.

  9. Once the essay is submitted, entrants are encouraged to access their Facebook, Twitter, pages and repost the scholarship page; this helps spread the word about the scholarship to as many students as possible.

  10. Entrants should also “Like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter. Please see links in the top right hand corner of our website.

  11. Entry automatically constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of the Terms and Conditions listed below. 


Methods of Judging

All eligible essays will be evaluated by a panel. The following criteria will be used:

  • Originality of thought and structure

  • Quality of grammar and composition, including organization, vocabulary, etc.

  • Creativity and depth of thought 

The panel shall determine the top winners, based upon a scoring rubric, and will then publish those winner names on its site, and social media pages, as it deems appropriate.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an entry to Scholarship Contest, the entrant automatically agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entrants attest that any entry submitted to the AT&T Veterans scholarship essay contest will be fully original and is one that has never been submitted or published anywhere else. We reserve the right to subject every entry to a plagiarism-scan, in order to verify originality. Once an entry is submitted, entrant agrees that all ownership rights to that essay are transferred to AT&T Veterans and all copyright laws protect ownership by AT&T Veterans. Entrant understands and agrees that s/he may not reproduce, transfer, share, republish, or otherwise use or distribute the entry essay in any way, without express written permission. Entrant agrees that the organization may use his/her name in publishing the contest entrants and/or winners. AT&T Veterans shall protect all other personal information of every contestant and shall not provide personal information to any third party.