Announcing CEOS 2021 Essay Scholarship Contest

Sep 9, 2021Events

Collaborate to Educate Our Sons (CEOS) is pleased to announce its 2021 Essay Contest for scholarships for the 2020/2021 Academic year. At least three scholarships will be awarded to sophomore, junior, or senior males in High School, Vocational School, College, and/or Seminary. Two of the four scholarships will be exclusively for African Americans. These scholarships are for tuition support to assist young men to achieve their goal of graduation from college/seminary.


Entrants must be high school, vocational school, college or seminary sophomore, junior or senior young men.

Contest Instructions

In 1,000-1,250 words, write an original essay discussing the themes in one of the following topics OR write an original poem addressing the themes reflected in one of these topics:

    1. Our world has been described as a global village. In fact, there are very few monolithic societies these days. What are the pros and cons of speaking a second language in our world today?
    2. Currently, there is great debate regarding Black Lives Matter. Outline the major elements of this debate, state your position and defend it.
    3. Looking at the future, what are some changes educational institutions should implement to provide the best quality education as a result of the experiences gained in COVID-19?


  • Essays should be submitted via email in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format by 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2021, to:
  • The 2021 essay winners will be notified in December 5, 2021 and will be printed in the CEOS Newsletter thereafter.



High School Winner $1200 for Tuition
College Winner $2000 for Tuition
Vocational Winner $1500 for Tuition
Seminary Winner $2000 for Tuition