The Pennsylvania Society's Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award invites Pennsylvania public school juniors to submit an original essay discussing the modern-day relevance of a Benjamin Franklin quote.
The 2022 winners have been announced.
Thank you for you for your submissions.
The 2021 quote was:
“Much of the Strength and Efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing Happiness to the People depends on Opinion, on the general Opinion of the Goodness of that Government as well as of the Wisdom and Integrity of its Governors.”
Speech in the Convention on the Constitution
September 17, 1787
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2022 Scholar Award Winners
First Prize $6,000
Gabriella Naveh – Taylor Allderdice High School
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Second Prize $4,000
Claudia Roth Hesson- Julia R. Masterman High School
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Third Prize $2,000
Erin Scanga - North Allegheny Senior High School
Wexford, Allegheny County