The American Fire Sprinkler Association,(AFSA) is offering high school seniors a chance to win $20,000 in scholarships in its National Scholarship Contest, http://www.afsascholarship.org/. Unlike the majority of scholarships, the AFSA's does not require applicants to painstakingly craft a grammatically impeccable, stand-out essay. Nor does it require a panel of judges to comb through thousands of overwrought entries about how the applicant's life was altered by the presence and precision of fire sprinklers. Instead, students are asked to read an essay, a 3,000-word opus on - you guessed it - the importance of fire sprinklers. Next, they complete a ten-question test based on the information in the essay. Each correct answer gives the student a chance to win one of ten $2,000 scholarships. Each student can win only one scholarship but, for such minimal effort, it might be the easiest $2,000 you'll ever make. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2009. For details or to apply, visit http://www.afsascholarship.org/.
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