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Wounded Warrior Project Announces Scholarship

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship and essay contest for high school seniors. The scholarship is open to public, private, and home schooled students in the Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties in Florida.

Students are being asked to submit a 500 word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to honor our Veterans?” Deadline for the essay is February 21, 2011.  A panel of judges will then honor the top essay from each county with a $1,000 scholarship award which winners can use at any college, technical school or university nationwide.

Student writers will be expected to understand the nature of the essay topic and write clearly and convincingly on the subject, citing any references, or research materials.  “We are excited to engage the local school population in this contest and look forward to hearing their original ideas on the importance of honoring our nation’s veterans,” said Steve Nardizzi, Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project. “Involving the local community in our mission of honoring and empowering wounded warriors helps us to build awareness for their needs and continue to be innovative in the ways we meet them.”

Over 40,000 of our nation's service men and women have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts, with hundreds of thousands more estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post traumatic stress disorder, depression and traumatic brain injuries. WWP assists wounded warriors and their families through a holistic approach to their recovery, providing programs and services to aid their physical rehabilitation and improving their mental health and well-being. Whether through caregiver retreats, combat stress programs, career and education services, or adaptive sporting opportunities, WWP empowers warriors with the tools essential to not just survive their injuries, but to thrive and achieve personal and professional success.

For more information on the scholarship and essay contest or to download rules and guidelines, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/scholarship.

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