Toni Morrison Essay Contest for Young People

Toni Morrison Essay

At the Community Foundation, we believe in the power of voices—especially the ones just beginning to bloom. Join us in celebrating the legacy of our hometown hero, Toni Morrison, through our Essay Contest for Young People in Lorain County.

Congratulations to the 2024 Toni Morrison Scholars!

2024 Theme:

Make a difference about something other than yourselves


If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it


A Celebration of Toni Morrison

Learn about the life and legacy of Toni Morrision and view some of our 2020 Toni Morrison Essay award winners in this Today Show special.

This essay contest was organized to harness the energy, creativity, and initiative of our hometown hero Toni Morrison. Organized by: African American Community Fund, Community Foundation of Lorain County, Lorain Historical Society, Lorain Public Library System, Lorain County Alliance of Black School Educators, Lorain County Urban League, Lorain County Section of National Council of Negro Women.