Greetings, my name is Jamaal Brown, creator of the Black365 Calendar (www.Black365.US) and Black365 Knowledge Bowl. I am pleased to announce the 2019 Jamaal Brown: African American Pride and Leadership Essay Contest. This year I will be awarding two (2) $100 scholarships to two talented essay writers. The winners will be given the opportunity to read their essay in front of the audience at the 9th Annual Black365 Knowledge Bowl! If the winners are unable to attend, then they shall submit a video of themselves reading their essay. Their video will be played in front of a capacity audience at the 9th Annual Black365 Knowledge Bowl taking place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2019 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Art Theatre: 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536. This contest is open to everyone ages 13-19.
In a 400 - 600 word essay, share why knowing history, stories, and information from the past is important.
I authorize the release of information provided in support of my essay submission to the Black365 Staff. Such information includes the essay; photo; video; and any other information needed to establish or document financial need or academic performance. In addition, I agree that should I receive a scholarship, certain information may be released to the public, including press releases, and photos and postings. If I am awarded a scholarship, I agree to observe the rules and regulations governing all Black365 Scholarships. I hereby acknowledge that the information I have submitted is true and correct and will be verified by the Black365 Staff.