An International GRHS Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be held to encourage students from around the world to learn about the history and culture of the German-Russians, people who emigrated from Germany into Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, in the USA, Canada and other countries in the Western Hemisphere, these people have become known as Germans from Russia.
This GRHS Essay Contest is open to all high school students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending accredited universities, as full time undergraduate students. The subject of the paper must be directly related to German Russian history, heritage or culture, and be the contestant's original work. A contestant does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter the contest. Re-submission of previous works is permitted only by the original author, and only if the work has been rewritten, with noticeable revision and editing.