Margaret Chase Smith Essay contest
Every school year the Library administers the Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest. It is open to Maine high school seniors and invites them to write on a theme related either to a historical milestone or a current event. Thanks to the generous support from the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, prizes are $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and five $50 honorable mention prizes. For more information on the 2019 essay contest, please click here or contact John Taylor.
margaret Chase smith leadership excellence award
With funding provided by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy present the Margaret Chase Smith Leadership Excellence Award annually to a female who has demonstrated conscience-driven leadership, dedicated service to the greater good, and personal independence and integrity, while displaying the highest standards of professionalism and personal conduct as an exemplary role model. Nominees must have no significant conduct or academic difficulties, and should demonstrate potential for an outstanding career of service upon graduation.
Margaret Chase Smith Citizenship Awards
The MCS Citizenship Award is given annually at the Margaret Chase Smith School in the Senator’s hometown, Skowhegan, Maine. Established by Smith in 1984, it is awarded at the year-end assembly to all of the outgoing fifth graders who demonstrate by their words and actions the qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in all students.