Mahatma Rice Scholarship Awards


Mahatma Rice




Amount: $2,000
Award Number: 5
GPA Required: None


All fields of study


The Mahatma Rice Scholarship
P.O. Box 940328
Rockaway , NY 11694 n/a


Name: n/a
Phone: 1-800-226-9522
Email: Use Messaging system on the website


Since 2006, Mahatma Rice in partnership with Univision Communications offer high school seniors in the San Francisco - San Jose area** who wish to attend college the chance to win a two thousand dollar prize by writing an essay.

Since its inception, our program has awarded more than $1,500,000 to college-bound high school seniors, earning the respect of teachers and administrators throughout the country. In order to be considered for one of five, two thousand dollar cash awards, each competitor must be a high school senior and complete an essay that answers the following question:

What is your plan for college and what are the choices you will make to earn the degree or degrees that will assure you a fulfilling job in your chosen career?
  • Entrants must be seniors attending a high school in the San Francisco - San Jose area.  
  • Each entrant must submit an essay of one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty words.
  • Email entries will not be accepted.
  • Essays will be judged on conciseness, originality, grammar, and spelling. Essays will not be returned.
  • A panel of judges will read all essays and select twenty finalists in the San Francisco - San Jose area.  These finalists will be interviewed in person and their essay passed on to a separate panel of judges who will select the winners. The decisions of the judges are final.
  • You are eligible if you are a legal US resident with a valid social security number and government-issued picture I.D. living in the San Francisco - San Jose area.  Personal information requested and provided for entry is used for the administration of this program and will not be saved, sold or shared.

** There are also scholarship programs in South Florida (Miami), and Southern Califonira (Los Angeles). Visit website for more information.