America the Great?! Scholarship Slam

 

Wanna win $1,000 for college? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how.

 

"Does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" The United States of America has always been on a mission to achieve greatness through reconstruction. But change comes slowly, and not all change is for the better. More than 7.6 million people are unemployed in the United States, and only 35% of high school students continue to pursue studies in college while 75% of citizens agree that race relations in the country are at an all-time low. So how well does the state of the nation reflect the national anthem?

What is your personal relationship with the country?

We want to know if you think America is great as-is, or if there are areas that need to be improved upon. Tell us in a poem if there are changes that need to be made to the country and why, for your change to win.

Note: This is a sweepstakes scholarship. That means a winner will be chosen from a random drawing.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Wednesday, May 10, 2017. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.

 

 

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
"America the Great," we once were called the world stared at us with hope and amazement  wondering; waiting;
47 min 13 sec ago
We say the land of the free And yet we have a scandal about our President’s Pee.
3 hours 28 min ago
My father is a patriotic man A gun carrying, flag flying, free-spoken man
3 hours 43 min ago
a perfect world full of love full of life all above there is no violence there is no pain
4 hours 33 min ago
Our elders walk the proudest mile, They died fighting and it was all  worth while,
4 hours 40 min ago