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Essay contest begins for Virginia high school girls

Published On: Mar 11 2014 05:20:41 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 04:58:18 PM CDT
RICHMOND, Va. -

Virginia officials are holding an essay contest for female high school students who plan to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The 3rd annual contest for high school junior and senior girls is being co-chaired by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe.

The Virginia Council on Women will award one $5,000 scholarship to a female junior or senior. Other scholarships may be awarded at the council's discretion.

Last year the council received 330 essays submissions and raised $22,000 to distribute in scholarship awards.

Entries must be submitted by March 30 and winners will be notified by April 25.

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