The girls of today are the women leaders of tomorrow and an inspiration in their own right. They are shaping and defining the legacy that they will leave for others.

We challenge young girls in our community to submit an essay answering the question: What do you want your legacy to be? We will select one (1) finalist from each category (5th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade) to be recognized on 8.27.17. These finalists will each be awarded a $3,000 scholarship.

Scholarship recipients must live in the Southern California area and must be enrolled in grades 5-8 or 9-12 when essay is submitted. Essays must be at least 500 words. Submissions can be emailed to WeAre@la-sparks.com. For more information or questions, please call 1.844.GO.SPARKS.

Deadline for submission is May 12, 2017