Failure to follow these simple rules will result in disqualification

All submissions will become the property of the Emerald Society of Fort Lauderdale and may be published in its annual advertisement journal. 
The essays must be submitted no later than noon on Monday, January 16, 2017. Any essays submitted after the deadline will not be judged and will not be considered for the scholarship.
All essays shall be submitted via e-mail at with the subject line being Scholarship.
The essay will be judged on content, originality, grammar, spelling, punctuation, overall presentation and compliance with instructions.  The actual essay should not contain the name of the student but the student should submit a separate cover page with their name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address and the name of the high school they attend.
Submission By email
Blind Grading
  1. No Graphics
  2. No Student Pictures
  3. No Student Resumes
  4. Be Original
All essays must be submitted in Word, be typed, and double spaced, be a minimum of 500 words but no more than a maximum of 600 words.  The essays may not include graphics, photos or a resume of the student submitting the essay.
In a post BREXIT world, should Northern Ireland join the rest of Ireland and leave the United Kingdom? Support your position.

Important Details

The Emerald Society of Fort Lauderdale is conducting its annual essay contest with a scholarship to be personally awarded at its annual Emerald Society St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.  All Broward County high school seniors are eligible to participate.  

The winner and their parents/guardians will be our guests at our breakfast which will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort.  At that time we will present the winner with a $2,500.00 scholarship check which may be applied to any collegiate purpose.
Essay Requirements

2017 Broward County High School Senior College Essay Scholarship