Local senior living community, The Stratford, is currently accepting applicants for their annual Silver Pen Writing Competition. This writing competition will award three local high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. This year, the essay topic is “Does money influence your education and career goals? If money was no object, would it change you educational and career future plans?” Participants are required to submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words, application form and transcript.
The Members at The Stratford play an integral role as judges in the competition. “It’s a great scholarship opportunity and way to connect our Members with the local community,” said Sam Carrillo Executive Director. “The students submit their essays based on the topic and our Members sit on a panel of judges, where they assess and score the entries based on the set criteria”. Once the winners are selected, they are invited to a dinner celebration where they meet the judges and are recognized for their achievements. The winners will participate in a special ceremony where they are awarded their scholarship money, a framed certificate and an engraved silver pen with their name.
Entries must be received by February 14, 2020. The complete rules, eligibility and submission information for The Silver Pen Competition are available on the official website. The Stratford is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services. The community’s number one goal is to help Members live longer, healthier, happier lives. To learn more about The Stratford or to schedule a tour, call 317-793-3140 or visit their website.