The Big Dig Scholarship


In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard.  They are going to find something that you buried in 2010 and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest.  Your job today is to decide what to bury!  Your goal is to find something that will have immense value in the future.  The item that you choose to bury today MUST be currently sold in a store today and cost less than $500!  Write an essay that is between 500 – 1000 words.  Be sure to answer all of the following questions in your essay:

1.  What is the item you are going to bury?  2.  Where could you purchase the item today?  3.  How much does the item cost?  4.  What made you choose this item?  5.  Why do you believe that the item will have immense value 200 years from now?


Essays will be graded primarily on originality and depth of content.  Grammar, punctuation and spelling are also important.

Please visit for full details.  Deadline for submission is June 1, 2012.  There is one award available valued at $3000.00


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