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Michigan Historical Review Student Essay Contest Winners

Michigan Historical Review

Description: The Michigan Historical Review publishes articles relating to Michigan's political, economic, social, and cultural history. The journal also welcomes manuscripts in American, Canadian, and midwestern history that explore important themes related to Michigan's past. Articles are abstracted and indexed in America: History and Life, Current Contents, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, and International Bibliography of Book Reviews.

Coverage: 1986-2017 (Vol. 12, No. 1 - Vol. 43, No. 2)

Moving Wall: 5 years (What is the moving wall?)

The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal. Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.

Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been combined with another title.

ISSN: 08901686

Subjects: History, History, American Studies, Area Studies

Collections: Arts & Sciences V Collection

Each year the theme for the President Gerald R. Ford Scholarship Essay Challenge reflects on an important part of Gerald R. Ford’s character. High school students from public, private, city, suburban, rural and home schools participate in the contest. Finalists are chosen and recognized at a special awards program at the Museum.

Click here for 2018 President Gerald R. Ford Student Essay Challenge Rules and Guidelines

The President Gerald R. Ford Essay Challenge is open to all 9th through 12th grade students. Review the rules and guidelines for the 500-750 word essay on the 2018 theme: courage.

President Gerald R. Ford lived what many people would define as a life of courage. From overcoming family adversity as a child to standing up for his beliefs in college to becoming President of the United States during a time of deep political divide and social unrest, President Ford demonstrated tremendous courage. Examples of courage can be found all throughout our history as well as in our own, everyday lives. Is there someone in history or in your own personal life that you believe exemplifies this character trait? Reflect on your interpretation of courage and share your thoughts in an essay.

Submit your 2018 Essay Online by March 12, 2018

NEW THIS YEAR! Students are invited to submit entries online. To enter online, please click link for online submission below. If mailing your essay, please submit to address provided below.

  • Easily submit your Essay today via our online submission by uploading a PDF
  • Or, submit your Essay by Mail to the following address by March 12, 2018:
    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
    c/o Clare Shubert
    303 Pearl Street, NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Tips for a Successful Essay

Follow this link to find some helpful resources and suggestions for the pre-writing, writing, and revision process of your scholarship essay.


Utilize the following contacts for questions on the Essay Contest and submissions.

  • President Gerald R. Ford Scholarship Essay Contest Contacts
    Clare Shubert: cshubert@38foundation.org / 616-254-0409
    Kailie West: kwest@38foundation.org

President Gerald R. Ford Essay Challenge previous year and past winners

2017 Winners
First Place: Daisy Hagen, 11th Grade, Newaygo High School
Second Place: Maya Trowe, 12th Grade, Forest Hills Eastern High School
Third Place: Deena Hoffman, 12th Grade, Plymouth Christian High School

2017 President Gerald R. Ford Student Essay Challenge Finalists and Winners

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