Every year the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. There are two separate awards this year. In addition to some extra booty for college, the Pirates have developed an award for any student who will be entering military service.
Entering either contest is simple. All contestants must submit an essay to the Pirates Club, by Monday April 14, 2014, of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references. 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 $500.00 to $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance and must be applied to 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 4, 2014 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 14, 2014.