Patriots”Write On’ Scholarship Will Provide $60,000 in Financial Assistance to New England Students

New England students have less than two weeks to enter to win $60,000 in college scholarships from the Patriots.

The 2010 New England Patriots Write On Scholarship gives local students the opportunity to win up to $10,000 each in college scholarship funds. The scholarship will award 28 students a total of $60,000 in scholarships, with one $10,000 grand prize, a $7,500 runner-up prize, a $5,000 honorable mention prize and 25 $1,500 recognition prizes.

New England residents between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to enter the contest. The scholarship promotes creative writing and good citizenship through volunteerism, and students are asked to write about their own volunteer experiences and why giving back to the community is important for people of all ages. In addition, students must submit a creative essay about the 2009-10 Patriots season.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 in college scholarships over the past four years through the Write On Scholarship program. Official rules and the downloadable scholarship application can be found online at the foundation’s official Web site. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2010.

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