Sandpiper Supply’s Scholarship Essay Contest


Sandpiper Supply, Inc. is excited to announce its inaugural scholarship essay contest. Being a locally owned and operated business, we are proud of our Savannah roots and want to instill the same sense of home with our neighbors and communities.  To help give back, Sandpiper Supply is proud to sponsor an annual $1,750 college scholarship essay contest. Three scholarships in total will be awarded – First Place will receive $1000, Second Place will receive $500 and Third Place will receive $250.  Details about the contest and how to apply are below.

Update May 15, 2018 – Thanks to our generous partners at Buy Local Savannah, we are excited to be able to offer an additional $500 in scholarship awards. With this new opportunity, we have decided to extend our deadline to May 31st. We encourage all Chatham, Effingham and Bryan County seniors to apply.

The 2018 Essay Topic

To participate in the contest, applicants are to write an essay on the following topic:

What makes Savannah home?


How to Apply

The contest is open to all persons who are currently a Senior in good standing at any high school in the Chatham, Bryan or Effingham counties of Georgia during the 2017-2018 academic year. The essay must be at least two pages, not more than three pages.  People who wish to participate must send their MLA format essay as an email attachment to by May 15, 2018. In the body of the email, applicants must include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • If you are under 18, contact information for your parents
  • The name of the school you are currently attending as well as the name of the school you are planning to attend and the course of study
  • The best way to contact you

Entries may also be mailed to the corporate address with a cover letter containing the information required above.

Once the application period has ended, our staff will review the essays and choose a winner by July 30, 2018. Winners will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.






Detailed Rules –


Format and Content –

Essay title will be “What Makes Savannah Home”

Format will be Times New Roman, 12 point, MLA format.  No less than 2 pages, no more than 3 pages.  Submitted entry must be writer’s original work.  Only 1 entry per year.  Entry is due by 11:59pm on the due date.  Entries postmarked after this deadline will not be considered.

Entry and Eligibility –

Entries may be submitted via email to or mailed to the corporate address.  Faxed entries or entries submitted to other email addresses will not be accepted.  All entries become the property of Sandpiper Supply, Inc. Winning and finalist essays may be published by Sandpiper, Supply, Inc.

The contest is open to all persons who are currently a Senior in good standing at any high school in the Chatham, Bryan or Effingham counties of Georgia.  No relatives of individuals working for Sandpiper Supply, Inc, its leadership or contest judges are eligible to submit entries for this contest.

Finalists may be required to submit proof of graduation and intent to attend college, university, vocational or technical school.

Judging Process –

All submissions will go through an initial screening process.  All eligible submissions will be reviewed by Sandpiper Supply, Inc. and finalists will be chosen.  Finalists from this process will then be given to a panel of independent judges who will judge the essay on its original content.  Winners will be determined by a majority vote from judges.


For additional information, contact Christy Ellis at 912-236-3351.