In honor of past African American leaders, Kroger’s 9th annual “I Can Make History” scholarship contest encourages cultural and community pride. Kroger will award more than $71,000 in scholarships and prizes in four categories – art, essay, music, and poetry.
Aside from individual awards, Kroger will offer a $3,000 Best in Show Scholarship and a $5,000 School Leadership Award as part of the $71,000 being presented. The latter honors the school with the most winning entries in the combined categories.
Students may submit only one entry per category but are encouraged to enter multiple categories. All entries must address one of two themes:
- Name an African American past or present that you admire and describe how that person impacted or continues to impact history.
- How do you feel young people today can make an impact on history?
Scholarship contest packets can be picked up at your local Kroger store or you can access forms at www.icanmakehistory.com. All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 to the following address:
- I Can Make History
- C/o CBS Radio
- 26455 American Drive
- Southfield, MI 48034
Kroger will notify category winners by Wednesday, March 30.