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Legacy of Life Scholarship

Endowed by the Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund 

$5,000 First Place Scholarship
$3,000 Second Place Scholarship
$1,000 Honorable Mention - Six to be Awarded
11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014

“Organ & Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give the Gift of a Lifetime.”  Write a 1,000 word persuasive argument on the topic, fiction or non fiction, with sources cited.

Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC), the D.C. metropolitan area’s organ recovery agency, and its Donor Family Council sponsor this scholarship. WRTC is dedicated to educating people from all walks of life in our community about the benefits of organ and tissue donation.  

Participants must follow ALL competition rules, including submitting essay via email.  Click here for all important information.

For Rules and Entry Form, Click link below! 

Rules (PDF File)

Entry Form  (Word File)
NOTE: This file can be typed and emailed as an attachment with essay.

You will be disqualified if there are no citations, if there are more than 1,000 words or your submission is late!

Eight winners will be selected from area high schools in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.  The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.  The second place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship.  Six honorable mention winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship each. 
Winners ONLY will be notified on or about May 16, 2014. Winning essays will be posted on this website. 

Bill Thomasson, donor father, presented two of the 2013 Legacy of Life Scholarships to winners at Westfield High School. Caitlyn Rudy (left) and Jessica Preston (right) are pictured in front of the art display case that was dedicated to Bill's daughter Taylor, who became an organ donor when she died in 2007. 



Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) does not collect personal information from website ( visitors.   Numerical data (e.g. numbers of visitors to the site or a particular page) are collected for statistical purposes only.  Students who submit essays will not be enrolled to receive extraneous emails and/or solicitations of any sort.  Only scholarship winners will be contacted by the staff of WRTC.  Scholarship recipients should note that their name, home town, high school, college/institution the student plans to attend, prize amount and winning essay will be listed on WRTC’s website and may also be used in other promotional materials (e.g., in WRTC newsletters, press materials and on WRTC’s Facebook page,  Any photos submitted by the students or taken during the official in-person presentation of the scholarship may also be included in WRTC promotional materials.


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