The Fernandina Pirates Club is calling for entries to our scholarship essay contest open to all Nassau County high school seniors. You may think us simple, gnarly scallywags, but in fact we offer two separate awards. One winner will be given some extra booty for higher education, and the other winner is chosen, from the pool of students who enter the competition, from those who plan to serve boldly as a member of our United States Armed Forces.
All contestants must submit a 750 word essay to the Pirates Club, by Monday April 13, 2015. The subject is to be about pirates (of course) 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 3, 2015 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!
Submit entries to:
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 13, 2015.