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March 26, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

Students compete for $40,000 in EMU essay contest prizes

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University, the Detroit Pistons, The Ann Arbor News and MLive.com are sponsoring the “Education First Merit Scholarship Essay Contest” for high school juniors and seniors, and transfer students.

To enter, eligible students must attend EMU’s Explore Eastern Open House on April 5, 2008.

Grand Prizes:

  • One high school junior will earn $7,500 in tuition and fees to attend EMU for 2009-2010.
  • One high school senior will earn $7,500 in tuition and fees to attend EMU for 2008-2009.
  • One transfer student will earn $7,500 in tuition and fees to attend EMU for 2008-2009.

Grand Prize winners will be announced on emich.edu, pistons.com, and at the April 11 Detroit Pistons home game. In addition, winners will have their names flashing in lights on The Palace of Auburn Hills arena LED screen and scoreboard, be given two tickets to watch the game, plus one Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a “Best of Show” prize package: Autographed Pistons jersey and tour of The Palace and Pistons locker room. EMU will also award 15 more prizes — a $1,000 housing grant to five high school juniors, five high school seniors and five transfer students ($15,000 total). Each contest participant will receive an EMU T-shirt.

Visit emich.edu/explore to register or for more information about the open house. Visit emich.edu for a link to contest rules and details.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

Editor's Note: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMU's Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.


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