By writing an essay with their voices and opinions on it, applicants can take home a hefty amount of $2,000 that they can use to fund their college studies. On top of that, the essay topic tackles only what is common and already experienced by the prospective applicants: whether the school calendar of public schools should consider holidays for religious events. The essay should be on the range from 800 – 1,200 words.
Here, the applicants should garner a stand that will show their critical thinking and the manner in which they state their arguments, evidence, and examples supporting their claims. Please take note that there is no religious requirement for joining this contest. Also, high school who will be graduating this 2018 or the year later are welcomed to send an entry.
The winning applicants will be notified and announced this summer of 2018 and will be rewarded by the following:
• Grand Prize: $2,000 scholarship + trip to Washington, D.C. for two people
• Second Place: $1,000
• Third Place: $500
As this scholarship takes place, it aims to engage students from high school to be aware regarding the church-state matters and leave them space where they can take their own stand and express their opinions.
To apply and send an entry to this essay scholarship contest, you can download the entry forms using this link: http://bjconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-RL-Essay-Contest-Entry-Forms-FINAL.pdf