America the Great?! Scholarship Slam

 

Wanna win $1,000 for college? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how.

 

"Does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" The United States of America has always been on a mission to achieve greatness through reconstruction. But change comes slowly, and not all change is for the better. More than 7.6 million people are unemployed in the United States, and only 35% of high school students continue to pursue studies in college while 75% of citizens agree that race relations in the country are at an all-time low. So how well does the state of the nation reflect the national anthem?

What is your personal relationship with the country?

We want to know if you think America is great as-is, or if there are areas that need to be improved upon. Tell us in a poem if there are changes that need to be made to the country and why, for your change to win.

Note: This is a sweepstakes scholarship. That means a winner will be chosen from a random drawing.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Wednesday, May 10, 2017. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.

 

 

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
America the brave: We fought all the wars. The people are saved     But what was it all for?
9 min 6 sec ago
Fingers and bones pointed in all directions, Roses and crowns given to those who lie, Cheat yourself,
21 min 51 sec ago
America we went from well known to strangers. I use to love to be with you but now our relationship is in danger.
1 hour 58 min ago
Scrolling through social media, day in and day out, I hear of political atrocities that fill me with doubt.
2 hours 2 min ago
Each day you wake up  and each day the pledge is heard some stand up and put their hand on their hearts
2 hours 38 min ago