Benjamin Franklin

Scholar Award

The Pennsylvania Society's Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award invited Pennsylvania public school juniors to submit an original essay discussing the modern-day relevance of a Benjamin Franklin quote.

The 2021 quote is:

"[A] great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the Edges."

-Rules By Which A Great Empire May Be Reduced To A Small One

(September 11, 1773)
www.franklinpapers.org

Email scholaraward@pasociety.com with any questions.

Thank you for your submissions!

2020 Scholar Award Winners

 

First Prize $6,000

Ashna Patel – North Allegheny Senior High School

Wexford, Allegheny County

 

Second Prize $4,000

Anna-Lynn Fryer - Tyrone Area High School

Tyrone, Blair County

 

Third Prize $2,000

Yasseen Sabil - North Allegheny Senior High School

Wexford, Allegheny County

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