The Fernandina Pirates Club is calling for entries to their 2018 scholarship essay contest open to all Nassau County high school seniors. The fun-loving pirates offer two separate awards. One winner will be given some extra booty for college, and the other winner is someone that has chosen to serve in our United States Armed Forces.
All contestants must submit a 750-word essay to the Pirates Club by Monday April 16, 2018. The subject is to be about pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references. Eligible students may attend high school at home, in a public or private school, or in another county, but they must be a full-time resident of Nassau County, Florida.
The award for the college bound student is a check for up to $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance and must be applied towards 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, 2018, on the Waterfront Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty!
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 17243
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
All entries must be submitted to the above address and post marked by April 16, 2018.