RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia officials are holding an essay contest for female high school students who plan to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The 3rd annual contest for high school junior and senior girls is being co-chaired by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
The Virginia Council on Women will award one $5,000 scholarship to a female junior or senior. Other scholarships may be awarded at the council's discretion.
Last year the council received 330 essays submissions and raised $22,000 to distribute in scholarship awards.
Entries must be submitted by March 30 and winners will be notified by April 25.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)