Give Back to Utica Essay Contest Open to High School and Senior Students

UTICA – The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has announced its
Give Back to Utica Fund has launched its annual essay contest for local high school juniors and seniors living in Herkimer or Oneida counties.

Each year, the fund holds the Essay Contest where the winner receives a full-time paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library.

The student intern will have the opportunity to see how the modern public library functions as a vital community organization. The internship will also allow the student to experience the wide range of activities that take place in the library and the variety of skills that library staff employ in business management, social services, retail, entertainment and education.

This opportunity for local students is made possible by the Give Back to Utica Fund, a Community Foundation donor-advised fund, which was established in 2007 by former Utica resident Steven H. Oram, of Washington, D.C. DC

Students are invited to submit an essay discussing how growing up in the Utica area has shaped their lives and their vision of what Utica can be and how they can be a part of it. The essay must be 1,500 words and can be submitted by email or on the Community Foundation’s website by Friday, May 6.

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