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March 10, 2020

First-Ever National Conscience Month Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

The American Meditation Institute today announced three winners of the first-ever National Conscience Month scholarship contest. High school students competed for the scholarships by submitting original artistic creations inspired by their personal use or non-use of their conscience.

Contest winners were selected by a panel of judges from The American Meditation Institute and The New York State Writer’s Institute. Each winner will receive a $500 scholarship award for higher education.  The scholarship contest is co-sponsored by the Agrawal Family Foundation, COGENCY GLOBAL, and Key Private Bank.

Contest winners are:

Creative Writing: Maya Healey, Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, New York

Video: Josh Geci, New Hartford Senior High School, New Hartford, New York

Visual Art (two-dimensional): Lillian Kronau, Averill Park High School, Poestenkill, New York

Winning submissions can be viewed at

Launching in January, 2020 with the mission of encouraging individuals across the nation to practice using their conscience as their guide, National Conscience Month is designed to work in partnership with citizens, governments, school systems, faith leaders, non-profits, community organizations and corporations across the United States.  The annual month-long observance identifies January […]

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