4-Way Test Essay Contest
Sponsored by
WILLISTON ROTARY CLUB & ROTARY DISTRICT 5580
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES!
Top Williams Co. Student - $750
4 Runner- Ups - $500/each
Top essay will be entered into District….
1 District Winner - $1,100
6 Regional Winners - $150 Each
 
Open to Students in Final Two Years of High School
TOPICAny topic may be chosen that will utilize the
Rotary 4-Way Test:
 
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
    3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
                4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
The topic may be specific or general; however, the essay must include all four (4) principles of the Four-Way Test and the way these principles relate to the topic presented.
LENGTH: 500-1000 words.
JUDGING CRITERIA:  Judging will be based on utilization and application of the principles of the Four-Way Test, creativity, organization and
language/grammar.
 
For all information and documents please visit www.willistonrotaryclub.org. For questions or to submit your documents please email rotarywilliston@gmail.com
 
 
DEADLINE FOR LOCAL ENTRIES IS: December 16 , 2020.
 
 
WILLISTON ROTARY CLUB OFFERS 4 WAY TEST ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Williston, N.D. - Williston Rotary Club offers 4 Way Test Essay Scholarship in partnership with Rotary District 5580. The Essay Contest as an incentive to young people to develop their skills of self-expression and as evidence of a sincere interest in the ideals of our youth. All students in Williams County in their final two years of high school are eligible to participate.
The essay can deal with any topic of the student’s choosing, but it must apply the principles of The Rotary 4-Way Test:
· Is it the TRUTH?
· Is it FAIR to all concerned?
· Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
· Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
The Rotary 4-Way Test was first conceived in 1932 at the height of the Great Depression by a Chicago businessman, faced with the challenge of saving a major company from bankruptcy. Looking for a way to save the company, he sought a short yardstick of ethics that could be used. Company personnel were asked to learn the test and to observe it as a guide to every aspect of business. As a result, a climate of trust and goodwill gradually developed among dealers, customers and employees, and the 4-Way Test was credited with returning the company to a thriving status.
The 4-Way Test has inspired safe driving programs, crime and drug reduction activities, and has been the subject of countless secondary school essays. The message has appeared on roadside billboards, bronze plaques and has been translated into more than 100 languages.