Are you the next winner of the Illinois State Historical
Society's Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship? The ISHS is
offering this prestigious award of $1,000 for the best 1,500-word
essay written by an Illinois high school student on the subject of
Abraham Lincoln or the CivilWar era in Illinois. Essays must be submitted by December 31, 2015, and meet the following criteria:
(1) The focus of the essay should be about Abraham Lincoln or a
significant event in the Civil War period in Illinois;
(2) Essay should be 1,500 words with a title page, outline, an annotated bibliography, and suggestions for further reading; (3) The name of the student; address and e-mail; phone number; name of school; and name of student's teacher, must be
provided with submission of the application for the scholarship.
The student whose essay is chosen will receive a
$1,000 scholarship, a Certificate of Achievement, and will be recognized at the Society's Annual Awards Banquet in April 2016.
Additionally, the winner's paper will be published in a forthcoming
issue of Illinois Heritage magazine. For more information, call (217) 525-2781. To apply online, visit the ISHS website at www.historyillinois.org.
Entries should be mailed to:
5255 Shepherd Road,
Springfield, IL 62703
This scholarship is named for a lifelong student of Illinois history, Vera Ross Orndorff, a native of River Forest, Illinois.Illinois State Historical Society