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scholarship opportunity!Each year the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers awards a scholarship for use at an accredited college within the boundaries of the original Minnesota Territory.

To be eligible, an applicant must

  • be in 12th grade or above;

  • show proof of acceptance by an accredited junior or academic college or university located within the original boundaries of the Minnesota Territory, as designated by the U.S. Congress;

  • Membership in MTP is not required;

  • Upon receiving proof of the recipient's successful completion of the first term, the $500 scholarship will be paid directly to the college for application to the second term's expenses.

                                             Immediate family members of MTP Board Members are not eligible.

The 2014-2015 Scholarship Essay Topic: 
Pick an “everyday”* person – in general or a specific person – and explain how they contributed to the growth/formation of Minnesota (prior to statehood – 1858)
 
The Minnesota Territory was organized on March 3, 1849 and existed until statehood on May 11, 1858.
The territory included all of the State of Minnesota and extended west to the Missouri River (including the eastern portions of the states of North and South Dakota). You'll find a territorial map, more about the boundaries and history of the territory in the "Territory History" section of our website.  You can also visit
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Essay Length and Format
The essay must be from 750-1500 words in length, not including the bibliography. 
The essay should be submitted in MLA format, readable in Microsoft Word
Font face: Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri
Font size: 12 pt
Style:  Double spaced with 1" margins
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Deadline
Submissions must be postmarked and submitted electronically by midnight CST March 1, 2015
                                                                          
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Judging
Essays will be judged for historical accuracy, presentation and content. Judges are members of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, Inc.
Wikipedia and Ask.com are not acceptable bibliographic sources.  

The scholarship recipient will be notified after April 18, 2015. The winning essay may be published by the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, Inc. in their newsletter and will be announced at the Annual Membership Meeting on May 9, 2015
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