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Dear South Suburban Parents, Students and Educators:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation, I am pleased to announce our 23rd Annual Essay Competition.  The William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation was established in 1998 to encourage African American high school juniors and seniors to develop their writing skills. This year, the Foundation will award up to $1,000.00 in scholarships. 

The William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation is inviting juniors and seniors from participating high schools to enter the essay competition this year. To achieve this goal, the Foundation is seeking your assistance in distributing the application and information to eligible candidates. 

All essays and applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than Saturday, April 25th, 2020 to the William Simpson Essay Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 446, Park Forest, IL 60466. The essays will be judged by professional writers, and the winners will be announced during our annual awards breakfast on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (708) 747-6542 or email wsesf@comcast.net. With your help and support, the foundation will continue its mission of promoting excellence in writing and offering scholarship awards.


Willie M. Rush, President

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