Essay Contest

Women’s History Month Essay Contest

Women have not always been recognized for their contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The essay contest challenges students, girls and boys, to discover and publicize women who made a difference in the sciences and tell why the woman they researched is significant to them.

Open to any student in grades 6-8 in the greater Fox Cities area.

Download the pdf file entry form here.

Complete guidelines are listed on the entry form. Download it, fill out the information, and save it as the first page of your essay submission. Follow the link on the entry form or the one on this page to submit your entry.

Submit your entry form and essay here.

Deadline for submissions: February 26, 2021

First Place, $100 | Second Place $50 | Honorable Mention $25

Reception to Recognize the Winners:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6:30 Program:  the winners reading their essays in a Zoom meeting

Sponsored by the Appleton Branch of the American Association of University Woman (AAUW)
and the Appleton Public Library.