FFRF William J. Schultz Essay Contest for High School Students

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 01

Awarded By

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Award Amount

A first-prize award of $3,000, a second-prize award of $2,000, a third-prize award of $1,000, fourth place receives $750, fifth place receives $500, sixth place receives $400, and honorable mention(s) may be awarded in the amount of $200. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.


Approximately eight awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Winners will be asked to provide a photograph suitable for publication. By entering the contest, winning students agree to have their essays printed in full or in part in 'Freethought Today,' the foundation's newspaper, and later posted online on the foundation's website. Eligible entrants will be offered a complimentary freethought book.

Deadline Info

To enter, the applicant must write a typed, double-spaced essay of 350 to 500 words addressing the current year's topics. The applicant must also include a paragraph biography identifying the college ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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