The William J. Clinton Foundation is doing it again - offering students in the 11th and 12th grades an opportunity to enter it's annual essay contest, "Ideas Matter."  The winner receives a $2,500 college scholarship.

The "Ideas Matter" essay contest encourages Arkansas students to put their good ideas into action to confront some of the world's most urgent challenges.

"We are pleased to offer this scholarship again and hope that every Arkansas junior and senior will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity," said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the William J. Clinton Foundation.

The essay submitted must be  a 500-word (minimum) essay the Clinton Foundation's mission is to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment." Choose and define one of these topic areas, and then propose your own ideas and solutions to help solve the problem.

The essays must be postmarked by Nov. 9, 2012. Entries should be sent to:

Ms. Joyce Willis, Manager of Educational Programs
Clinton Foundation
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Essays will be reviewed by a panel of educators led by Dr. Judith A. Hayn, an associate professor of the Teacher Education Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The winner and runners-up will have the opportunity to meet President Clinton during one of his future trips to Arkansas.

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