JRS/USA Announces Essay Competition for 9 to12 Grade Students


Award Amount: $1,750

Number of Awards: 3

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

Jesuit Refugee Service Foundation is proud to announce JRS/USA Announces Essay Competition in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Jesuit Schools Network, and America Media.This contest is available for the students who enrolled in grades  9 to12. The program is created to help educational programs and a variety of educational opportunities for refugees and displaced persons in refugee camps and in non-camp settings.

Host Institution:

Founded by Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe in 1980, in direct response to the humanitarian crisis of the Vietnamese boat people, JRS today works in 47 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, and social needs of more than 750,000 refugees. It is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.


Eligibility is given below:

  • Applicants must enroll in any member of the Jesuit Schools Network.
  • Available for the students who enrolled in grades 9 to12.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must write a 1,500 words essay proposal based on What can Anne Frank’s life and legacy teach us about how to address the current global refugee crisis – more than 65 million people displaced today globally, the highest levels World War II? How can you, as a young person, take action to address these challenges?

To be eligible applicant must submit the online application, The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3FKtJYHTLPcEyvwV5tGfR0wMAV6GwTcLoX9kmclmlPHrTmw/viewform

Award Description:

Jesuit Refugee Service foundation will provide an award range given below:

  • 1st Place – $1,000 monetary prize & essay will be published in America.
  • 2nd Place – $500 monetary prize.
  • 3rd Place – $250 monetary prize.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any questions or additional query, send an email to  gmcpherson-at-jesuits.org.