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2001 TLI Scholarship Essay Winners

Thirteen offers a Scholarship Essay Contest, open to all juniors as of the 2001-2002 school year who attend schools that participated in the 2002 Teen Leadership Institute. Students are asked to write on the topic of "What America Means to Me." Winners receive scholarship money toward their college tuition (first prize is $2,500, second prize $1,500, third prize $1,000), donated by the Korean-American Youth Foundation.

The First Annual Scholarship Essay Contest in 2001 was a great success. We received over 150 essays from students across the Tri-State area who addressed the topic "What America Means to Me." Essays were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of Thirteen TLI staff, teachers, and representatives from partnering organizations such as Phillips-Van Heusen and The Korean-American Youth Foundation.

The top five essays are listed below.

Each of the three top prize winners will receive a financial scholarship award which may be used exclusively towards their college tuition.

Sponsors: The Korean-American Youth Foundation.

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