Silver Pen Scholarship

Essay Topic

Thank you for your interest in the Silver Pen Scholarship!

This year’s topic for Wellmore of Tega Cay is:

In recent years trade schools have been increasingly popular and lucrative to the work force. In this essay please compare and contrast the outcome of receiving a four-year degree from a university or attending a trade school for a more hands on skill set.

All applications are due February 14th, 2020.



Silver Pen is open to:

  • All high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Wellmore of Tega Cay
  • Community employees and children of employees
  • Residents limited families – grand (great grand) children, nieces and nephews (grand nieces and nephews)


  • Essay must be the applicant’s original work
  • Applicants may only enter one time. If you enter at more than one site you will be disqualified.
  • Essays must be a minimum of 1000 words and DOUBLE SPACED. (Please include a cover page and any necessary citations on a works cited page.)
  • Quotations may be used sparingly and sources must be clearly identified
  • It is recommended that a teacher or professor reviews essay before submission


The following items must be included with your application:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of Transcript (can be unofficial)
  • Personal Essay


  • Each community chooses an essay topic this year’s competition. Topics will not be released until the day Silver Pen is released to schools.
  • Members at each community will select three winners.
  • Winners will receive their awards at a special Silver Pen Ceremony.

Where to Apply

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