Applications accepted from 1 May 2021 through 30 June 2021

This year’s topic is:

  • What skill(s) did you discover about yourself from your military experience and how will you put those skills to use?


  1. The entry is free, but a student may only enter one time per year
  2. The essay should be between 1000 and 1500 words in length and must be in English 
  3. Document should have 1” margins and be written in 12 Pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced.
  4. No offensive, harassing, incendiary, or defaming content may be used. 
  5. By submitting an essay, the student is certifying that the content is fully original.
  6. Entrant’s full name, email, and mailing address should appear on a separate page and be submitted with the essay.
  7. Essays should be sent to [email protected], with the subject line “Scholarship Essay Contest.”
  8. Winners will receive notification
    via email and will be required to reply to those emails. S/he must
    supply enrollment verification and DD214 or documented active duty
    status within 2 weeks of notification. If required documentation is not
    received, winner fails to respond to the email, or refuses the award for
    any reason, the award will be forfeited.
  9. Once the essay is submitted, entrants are encouraged to access their Facebook, Twitter, pages and repost the scholarship page; this helps spread the word about the scholarship to as many students as possible.
  10. Entrants should also “Like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter (#ATTVeteransERG).
  11. Entry automatically constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of the Terms and Conditions listed below. 

Methods of Judging

All eligible essays will be evaluated by a panel. The following criteria will be used:


  • Originality of thought and structure
  • Quality of grammar and composition, including organization, vocabulary, etc.
  • Creativity and depth of thought 

panel shall determine the top winners, based upon a scoring rubric, and
will then publish those winner names on its site, and social media
pages, as it deems appropriate.


Deadline for entries is June 30, 2021.

Terms and ConditionsBy
submitting an entry to Scholarship Contest, the entrant automatically
agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entrants attest that
any entry submitted to the AT&T Veterans scholarship essay contest
will be fully original and is one that has never been submitted or
published anywhere else. We reserve the right to subject every entry to a
plagiarism-scan, in order to verify originality. Once an entry is
submitted, entrant agrees that all ownership rights to that essay are
transferred to AT&T Veterans and all copyright laws protect
ownership by AT&T Veterans. Entrant understands and agrees that s/he
may not reproduce, transfer, share, republish, or otherwise use or
distribute the entry essay in any way, without express written
permission. Entrant agrees that the organization may use his/her name in
publishing the contest entrants and/or winners. AT&T Veterans shall
protect all other personal information of every contestant and shall
not provide personal information to any third party.