Deadline: January 15, 2017

Eligibility: Competition open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state or federal government. Must write a one-page essay not to exceed 300 words stating why you are planning a career in government service, including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.

Award: $500 to $5,000 for students planning careers in government service for study at the college of the recipient’s choice. Other awards in amounts as the judges may determine. Entrants receiving full four-year scholarships shall be eligible only for one-year special awards. Awards for those entering Armed Forces colleges are eligible for one-year special awards.

Contact: Application and instructions are available at
Eugene C. Fish, Esq., Vice Chairman
Washington Crossing Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058-0503
Phone: 215-949-8841