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Laws Of Life Essay And Video Contest 2015

The Laws of Life Contest

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AUG 31

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Scholarship title: The Laws of Life Contest

Applicable Majors: All fields of study

In 1997, a philanthropist named John Templeton published a book called "Discovering the Laws of Life." In that book, he gathered together the advice offered by the major religious scriptures of the world, various schools of philosophical thought, storytellers, scientists, artists, and historians regarding one crucial question: “What does it mean to live a good life?” To this day, that text remains a wonderful source of inspiration to people around the world, and this year, which marks the centenary of John Templeton’s birth, the publishing company that bears his name is releasing a revised commemorative edition of that book entitled "The Essential Worldwide Laws of Life."

To mark the occasion, Templeton Press has also established this scholarship contest. Having a purpose, a calling, a sense of why one was placed on this earth was one of Templeton’s original laws of life. To be a happy and successful person, one must have a purpose. If you are a high school senior in the U.S., take some time to think about why you are in this world. Create a vision for yourself and the world you want to create; if you share that vision with us, it could earn you a $5,000 scholarship.

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Congratulations to the talented students who won the 2015 Laws of Life Essay Contest!

BBB honored the Laws of Life finalists at our annual banquet where finalists received their awards and presented their winning essays. Our winners below worked extremely hard, and BBB thanks them along with all those who participated in this year's Laws of Life Essay contest!


Ethan Archer with his essay, If Something Bad Happens...

Chloe Armstrong with her essay, Being Thankful


Vincent Ayala with his essay, Every Action Has a  Reaction


Arianna Blazicko with her essay, The Strength of Determination

Troy Cervantes with his essay, The Power of Perseverance


Jonathan Duperior with his essay, My LIfe, An Endless Game...

Karina Eullopui with her essay, Stay Strong and Don't Give Up

Elizabeth Fowler with her essay, Pick Your Friends Wisely


Katie Hart with her essay, Be Glad For The Challenges That...

Elizabeth McCormick with her essay, Beauty is Only Skin Deep

Isaiah McRoberts with his essay, Keep Moving Forward

Katherine Meyer with her essay, The Painting of Life

Jack Osterhage with his essay, Courage Lends a Hand

Anaya Patel with her essay, Be the Change

Nikhita Pathapati with her essay, The Recipe For Success...

Michael Wood with his essay, Trust

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