Force For Good
High School Essay Contest

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Who can apply to the scholarship?

  • Eligible students must currently be sophomores or juniors in high school in the United States and identify as a member of one or more underrepresented population based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, country of origin, culture, language, religion, spiritual beliefs, health history, disability, financial hardship, and/or others. Students must submit their essay online in English.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards of $2500, $1000 and $500, respectively, to go to the winning essays which are picked by our diverse essay review committee made up of both clinical genetic and genomic healthcare providers and non clinical employees of Genome Medical. Monetary prizes to be awarded in addition to a public congratulations and post of the winning essays/students on our social media. Finalists will be contacted and their personal and school information will be confirmed. In addition, a photo will be requested (optional) for the purposes of announcing the winners.

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We are revising our scholarship program in 2024. If you would like to be notified when we re-launch it, please provide your contact information.