Lincoln-Juarez Historical Literary Essay Contest
2012 Scholarship Competition for College Students


As Mexico and the United States commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the US Civil War and the French intervention in Mexico, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) and the State of Puebla, Mexico have entered into a scholarly and historical partnership to ensure that there is ample opportunity during this period to explore the close relationship between both legitimate governments and in particular Presidents Lincoln and Juarez and how this relationship was in many ways key to the eventual victory’s by both. While both presidents had been corresponding and had committed support to each other, the first major event in this relationship is the Victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862. This victory is a watershed event with short- and long-term repercussion and the focus of this first annual Scholarship Essay Competition. The Essay contest is being held in conjuction with the upcoming Cinco de Mayo Sesquicentennial commemoration that will be taking place in Puebla, Mexico.

Essay Entry Deadline: February 28, 2012

Cash Awards: First Prize: $ 5,000 USD, Second Prize: $ 3,000 USD, Third Prize: $ 1,000 USD


1. The Lincoln-Juarez Historical Literary Essay Scholarship Competition (Scholarship) is open to all college students who are enrolled at the time of entry, anywhere in the United States of America, irrespective of citizenship or place of study. The Scholarship is not open to any persons, or their relatives, previously or currently affiliated with the MOLLUS in any capacity. There is no fee to participate.

2. The topic, Lincoln-Juarez Annual Historical Literary Essay Scholarships for College Students, is to be the US Civil War and the French Intervention in Mexico and must address the “Battle of Puebla of the 5 de Mayo and its effect on the US Civil War.

Essay Rules and Form

A complete set of rules for the Essay contest and the Scholarship Entrance Form may be accessed at

Rules and Form

Should you have any questions, please contact Col Eric Rojo, Chancellor-in-Chief, MOLLUS at:

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