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Master Books Scholarship

2015 Master Books Scholarship

Earn a $3000 Scholarship to the College of Your Choice.

Register for the Master Books 2015 Scholarship Essay Program.

Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, will award one $3000 scholarship for the upcoming academic school year. The 2015 Master Books Scholarship Essay Contest is open to any high school junior or senior or the equivalent thereof from any public, private, or homeschool venue. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship is a one-time award and may be used at any accredited two-year, four-year, or trade school within the contiguous United States . This award covers only tuition and university-provided room and board. The scholarship monies will be forwarded to the college, university, or trade school of the winner's choice in the winner's name upon receipt of a copy of the winner's confirmed admission to their chosen school. This year, in addition to the scholarship award, five runners-up will be awarded the entire Master books digital library.

The Essay:

This year's scholarship essay will be based on the February 2014 debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye entitled Is Creation a Viable Means of Origin? Students planning to apply for this scholarship may download the free copy of the transcript here or watch the replay here. After reviewing the debate, students are invited to write a detailed response to the event which meets the following criteria:

  • THE TOPIC: What was your perception of the debate, and its purpose and necessity in a world dominated by secular philosophies?
  • Include a brief introduction, several points addressing specific discussions from the transcript/video, your own personal evaluation of the primary issue, and a conclusion.
  • Essays should be 2 to 5 pages in length, 12 point Times Roman (or similar) font, double spaced.

The essay will be judged on creativity, clarity of thought, accuracy, research, grammar, and spelling. The student's essay will be the property of Master Books and may be used for promotion purposes in the future. The student winner and his/her parent or guardian will be notified by email of their winning status and then must submit a written or emailed acceptance of the scholarship award no later than June 1, 2015. If the acceptance of the scholarship is not received by June 1, 2015, the monies will be awarded to the 1st runner-up.

Deadlines and other important information:

  • DUE DATE: Applications, transcript, and essay may be submitted between January 1, 2015 and May 1, 2015
  • ACCEPTANCE DATE: Written or emailed acceptance by the winner must be received by Master Books on or before June 1, 2015
  • TRANSCRIPT: High school transcript or the equivalent is required.
    • Transcripts or the equivalent must either be signed by or sent as an email attachment directly from the high school counselor, homeschool evaluator/supervisor, or principal.
    • Scholarship submission name must be exactly as noted on the transcript in order to qualify for the scholarship.

Scholarship will be announced on our website, blog and social media on or before June 15, 2015.

Scholarship applicant information, essay and transcript must be submitted one of two ways:

  • By email:
  • By mail to:

    ATTN: Master Books Scholarship Essay Program
    New Leaf Publishing Group
    P.O. Box 726
    Green Forest, AR 72638

Conditions of Scholarship Eligibility:

  • MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • MUST be a high school junior or senior or the equivalent
  • MUST be enrolled or enrolling in a U.S. accredited two-year, four-year, or trade school for the Fall of 2015 (seniors), or the Fall of 2016 (juniors)
  • MUST have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent)


The Master Books Scholarship will be submitted to the winner's accredited school upon receipt of a copy of their acceptance to that school. If the scholarship winner does not complete a full semester at the accredited school, the monies must be returned to Master Books to be awarded to the 1st runner-up. The winner agrees that all of his/her scholarship combined benefits do not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, and university-provided room and board as stated in the institution's cost of attendance.


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