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LEAP 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest

LEAP 7 Points Quest ScholarshipClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is sponsoring the 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest which is for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities.

For the past 2 years LEAP has awarded scholarships at our Annual Step & Dance Competitions from proceeds generated from the event. We currently have $500.00 allotted for one Scholarship Essay Winner. Based on additional revenue generated from the event it may be possible to award additional scholarships to 2nd and 3rd place.

  • Deadline to submit essay is March 1st, 2012.
  • Essay must be 350 – 750 words, typed and double spaced.
  • Must be a senior to apply
  • Include Name, School, and Contact # in top right corner of each page.

Entries may be submitted either via fax 931.274.0929 or by mail:

303 Fairview Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040

Essay must address the 7 Points Theme.


Think back over your life and select a time where you emerged as a leader. Describe the opportunity by including your responsibilities and how you persevered to achieve the desired outcome along with what you learned from the opportunity. Finally describe how you would use the 7 Points Quest Scholarship for academic achievement and how you can apply the principles of the 7 Points of LEAP to your everyday life.

Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email

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