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2019 Scholarship Recipients

The 2019 Summer @LSMSA Scholarship Contest has come to a close! We were thrilled with the submissions and enjoyed reading the interesting and creative solutions of our future campers! It was a very close contest, and we want to commend all of the students who turned in essays. 

Due to the quality and number of submissions this year, we decided to include a third tier to our awards: Full Scholarship, Partial Scholarship, and Honorable Mention Winners! Full Scholarship winners will receive a full scholarship to attend one week of camp. Partial Scholarship winners will receive a $200 scholarship to attend one week of camp, and Honorable Mentions will receive a $100 scholarship to attend camp. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 essay contest!  

Full Scholarship Winners:
Alexander DunnMiller, 8th, Natchitoches Junior High - "The Epic of a Social Recluse"
Dorothy Flood, 7th, Messiah Montessori School - "Let's Hit the Rewind Button - Putting Cameras in Classrooms"
Aanya Wilton, 7th, Southfield School - "My Sixth Grade Romance"

Partial Scholarship Winners:
Aurora Bauer, 6th, Rosepine Elementary School - "Parallax"
Sarah Green, 7th, JB Martin Middle School - "Memorandum: New Official Start Times"
Elise Ramcourt, 8th, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School - "Elise Ramcourt: Uploaded"

Honorable Mention Awards:
Raiyne Brant, 8th, Fontainebleau Junior High - "If I Were the Prinicpal"
Keara Nelson, 7th, NSU Middle Lab - "We Will Rise Together"
Quinlan Ross, 7th, Hyattsville Middle School - "A World Without the Web"

2019 Scholarship Topics

Below are the topics for our 2019 essay contest. Prospective campers should pick one topic and submit a creative and well-thought-out argumentative essay for an opportunity to win a one-week scholarship to attend our camp.


1. Congratulations! As of today, you are now the principal of your school. What one rule would you put in place or take away as your first order of business? Why is this change important to you, and what benefit does it serve for the school? How would this action improve the quality of life or instruction for students? 

2. In an effort to maintain their ever-expanding documentary lineup, Netflix has chosen to make a movie about your life. What ordinary moments would you choose to include in a video about your life? What will viewers remember about your film? How will people describe your character, the setting, and the plot?

3. Imagine you live in a parallel universe where the internet and smart phones have not yet been invented. How would you spend a week without technology? What would you do with your free time? How does the absence of technology affect your everyday life? 


In a word processing document, please choose one of the topics above and submit a well-prepared essay.

At the top of your first page, please include the following:

Camper's Name
Parent/Guardian Name
Phone Number
Date of Birth
Current Grade Level, Current School

Title of Essay


Essays will be judged on creativity, composition, and clarity by a committee of LSMSA Faculty.


Email your essay to [email protected] by March 1, 2019.

Scholarship FAQ

What does it cover?
The Summer @LSMSA Scholarship covers the $425 ($399 ER) registration cost for an overnight camper or the $325 ($299 ER) registration cost for a day camper. This includes all meals, activities, course materials, and lodging (if applicable). It does not cover additional snacks or merchandise purchased during camp.

Where does the money come from?
Scholarships are awarded using any available funds from the previous year.

Who is eligible?
All prospective campers are invited to apply for one of our available scholarships.

Does this register me for camp?
No. You must still complete the registration form. If you have already completed registration and are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a reimbursement for your registration fee.

Will I get the week I want?
We will make every effort to place you in to the session and courses you want, but unfortunately, space is limited and available spots fill quickly. If you are already registered for a specific week of camp, this does not apply.

When are essays due?
All entries should be submitted by March 1.