Scholarship Counselor

Enclosed are information sheets outlining the 62nd Annual Freedom Essay Contest sponsored by the Sertoma Club of Nashville. Last year, $9,500 was awarded to local high school seniors, and the school of each winner also received a $100 cash gift.

The information sheets detail the contest rules, clarification of eligibility, essay topic and content, and deadlines. In particular:

• All essays should be received by the designated scholarship representative (Principal, Guidance Counselor, etc.) of each participating school, for judging in time for the selected essays to be sent to the Sertoma Club of Nashville as indicated below.

• March 10, 2022. The top three essays from the scholarship representative of each participating school must be postmarked on or before March 10, 2022.

• Week of March 28, 2022 – Notification of winners.

• April 28, 2022. Annual Awards' Banquet. The award recipients will read their essay and receive their award, and the student's school scholarship representative will be invited to attend and accept a $100 gift for their school.

Enclosed are copies of the information sheets and a summary flyer. Please feel free to photocopy these for distribution to interested students. Additionally, the contest information will also be posted on our website www.nashvillesertomaclub. org

If you have questions, please contact Edward Hadley at 615-210-2804 or [email protected]

We look forward to having your students participate in this year's contest.


Edward A. Hadley