The EHSNA Adwa scholarship

Adwa History Scholarship Competition
2nd Annual North American Adwa Celebration – March 3, 2013
Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA)


Advance and Share Appreciation of Ethiopian History and Heritage

Win a Scholarship to the School of Your Choice – Funds Available Approaching $500

Choose a Subject About the Battle of Adwa and its Importance to Ethiopian Heritage.
•Significance and Importance of the Victory at Adwa to Ethiopian-Americans
•Contribution of Women During the Battle of Adwa
•Contribution of Empress Taytu to Victory at Adwa
•How Young People Perceive the Battle of Adwa
•King Milink or Empress Taytu
•Battle of Adwa Itself

Compete In One of Three Ways.

Students are encouraged to find information from libraries, archives, the Web, or even oral history interviews. After research is done, analyzed, interpreted, and conclusions drawn about the significance of the chosen topic, students are asked to present their findings in one of three ways:
•Essay Papers
Word count should range from 1,200 – 2,500. Bibliographies or annotations should be included to acknowledge information sources, including any oral history interviews.
Skits based on Ethiopian history or present-day life as affected by the Battle of Adwa, or the performance of traditional dances, are encouraged. These should be limited to 15 minutes.
• Presentations
Students are encouraged to make PowerPoint or video presentations. Information sources should be included. These too must be no longer than 15 minutes.

Final Competition: The top three entries in each category will be given the opportunity to compete on stage for the final scholarship awards at the Annual Adwa Celebration on March 3.

Judges: Judging will be done by a group of professional educators and historians with a scholarly and personal interest in Ethiopian history, heritage, society, and politics.

Entry Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12 and college freshman are eligible. Home-schooled youngsters are very much encouraged to compete as well.

Entry Deadline: Entries must be submitted by February 22, 2013.

Additional Information: Applicants are asked to send papers or descriptions of their projects before the February 22 deadline. Submit questions for more information to the same address. Or visit the website: Or phone: 202.867.3200. After the top presentations are displayed for judging on March 3, the scholarship winners will be announced.


2nd Annual EHSNA Adwa Celebration and Final Scholarship Judging to be held at Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC, March 3, 2013.