The award for a college bound student is a check for $1,500 and the winning student entering the military will receive a check for $500.
Fernandina Beach, FL – Every year the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. There are two separate awards this year. In addition to some extra booty for college, the Pirates have developed an award for any student who will be entering military service.
Entering either contest is simple. All contestants must submit an essay to the Pirates Club, by April 6, 2012, of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references.
The award for the college bound student is a check for $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance and must be applied to tuition and/or books. The winning entry for the student entering military service will receive a check for $500.00 upon completion of basic training. Proof of completion is required.
The winner(s) must be available to join the Pirates on Sunday, May 6, 2012 on the Main Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” (just before the Swingin’ Medallions perform) for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty!
Information on the 2012 Essay Contest is available at www.FernandinaPirates.com.
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 1094
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
All entries must be submitted to the above address and post marked by April 6, 2012.