From the press release: "The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs proudly announces the return of its popular Citizenship Essay Contest. The annual contest, which will award $12,000 in cash scholarships to five Oklahoma high school seniors, is focused on Social Security.
Essay Question:Given the state of Social Security today, where do you see the system in thirty years? What, if any, changes need to be made?
Eligibility: The contest is limited to students enrolled in their senior year at an Oklahoma public, private, or home school. Essays should be 1,000 to 1,250 words in length. All submissions must be postmarked no later than February 27, 2006.
Winners will be selected in the month of March. Winners will then be asked to attend the OCPA Citizenship Dinner in Oklahoma City, where they will be awarded their prize money.
$5,000 ~ 1st Place $2,500 ~ 2nd Place $2,000 ~ 3rd Place $1,500 ~ 4th Place $1,000 ~ 5th Place
As part of the council's contest, select universities* have offered matching scholarships."
*Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Oklahoma City University