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Project 21 scholarship applications available

The Missouri Gaming Association invites high school seniors to enter the 22nd annual Project 21 scholarship competition, which encourages students to learn and educate their peers on the illegality, dangers and consequences of underage gambling.

Students must write and publish an original essay or article in the school newspaper, or create a poster or video. Entries must be published or displayed at the student’s high school for at least one full week between December 1, 2017 and February 15, 2018. Entries will be judged for originality, content, style and educational value. The article, poster or video must focus on the issues and ramifications of underage gambling.

Two $1,500 first-prize scholarships and four $1,000 second-prize scholarships will be awarded. The deadline for submitting entries is March 1, 2018. The scholarship application and guidelines are available for download at missouricasinos.org or by calling (573) 634-4001. Winners will be announced by March 31, 2018 and scholarships will be awarded by April 15, 2018.

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