Deadline: April 1, 2017

Eligibility: High school seniors living in the Appoquinimink School District.

Award: $1,000 for first; $500 for second place.

Topic: The World War 1 memorial at Cochran Square – the “Four Corners” of Middletown was originally erected to honor the memory of those local men killed in WW1. Today it honors all war heroes.

This year marks the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I, November 11, 1919. Middletown’s leaders dedicated a monument at the Four Corners or Cochran Square, honoring four local servicemen who died in that war. In 1,000 to 2,500 words (double spaced), select one of the four men and tell how his name came to be on the monument. Research at the Middletown Historical Society is encouraged.

Contact: Email essays to Robert Biggs, Jr.,

Students are to send their unofficial high school transcript, which should show the school they are enrolled in, and include their home address, along with their scholarship essay.