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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Events

 

 

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020 – 16th annual PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner at the Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in Sacramento
    • Note: We regret that we have been forced to cancel the 2020 essay contest finals dinner due to the ongoing ban on large gatherings that was put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve already made and paid for reservations  we’ll refund your payment. Even though the essay contest finals dinner has been canceled, the essay contest was carried to its conclusion, and the winners were chosen on the basis of their written essays alone.
    • The prompt for this year’s High School Scholarship Essay Contest is the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum:
      • “Peace is not only the absence of war.  As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, we’ll be hard-pressed to achieve a world of peace.”
    • Had we been able to proceed with the essay contest finals dinner, the 10 finalists would have presented their essays orally, and a distinguished panel of judges from the community would have chosen the first, second, and third place winners. (First placewins a $3,000 scholarship, 2nd place a $2,500 scholarship, and third place a $2,000 scholarship. The other seven finalists each receive $1,000 scholarships.) Since the dinner was canceled, we chose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners based on the written essays alone.
    • Donations to the support the continuation of the annual PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest can be made via the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation page. Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of donations to the scholarship fund go directly to student awards.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Events are listed based on their potential interest to PSR/Sacramento members, but the listing of an event that is not directly sponsored or organized by PSR/Sacramento does not necessarily imply endorsement of that event.