The Obeo American Dream Essay Contest

The Obeo American Dream Essay Contest

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 1, 2015

The Obeo scholarship requires a 500-word essay on the following topic:

“Do you believe home ownership is still a part of the American dream?”

The essay that wins this contest will be the one that can make the strongest case for their argument for or against the notion of home ownership being a part of the American dream. (Hint: home ownership hasn’t always been considered a part of the American dream).

Here is how I would approach this essay topic: Strong essays will be able to articulate the history of the American Dream (who created it and when?) and how its definition has changed over the years. Use this research to support your case for or against home ownership as a part of the American Dream. If you believe that home ownership is still a valuable part of the American Dream, elaborate on why and be sure to draw upon personal experiences as well as historical and recent events to support your case.

(Note: I’ve reviewed the “content contribution agreement” that must be signed to apply for this scholarship. This agreement states that the organization (Obeo) will own your scholarship essay upon submission and that they are allowed to reproduce and publish your scholarship essay in the future as they see fit. Most scholarship organizations will state this in the terms of their scholarships, but for some reason this organization decided to make it a separate document. )

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university or college in the United States
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a current full-time student

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