The Pennsylvania Society is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award. This is a writing competition open to all Pennsylvania public school students in good standing in their junior year of high school. Students submit an original essay of not more than 750 words discussing the modern day relevance of a selected quotation by Benjamin Franklin.

The 2014-2015 Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award offers a first place prize of $3,000, a second place prize of $2,000 and a third place prize of $1,000.

The Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award honors one of our Nation’s Founding Fathers who continues to have a remarkable impact on our lives today.

Essays are reviewed by judges named by the Pennsylvania Association of School Counselors, the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and the Pennsylvania School Board Association. Winners are acknowledged at the Society’s annual gathering in December and are honored in person at The Pennsylvania Society Annual Meeting to be held on on Friday, April 24th in Philadelphia..


2014 Scholar Award Winners

First Prize - Jack You – North Allegheny Senior High School


Second Prize - Leah Eshelman - Boiling Springs High School


Third Prize - Jennifer Catalano - Council Rock High School North