NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 26

Friday
Awarded By:

National Foundation for Women Legislators/NRA

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be female.
  2. Must be a high school junior or senior at the time of application.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. women who are currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior. To apply, students must submit an original essay on a constitutional topic and must provide two letters of recommendation.

Application requirements for the NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: Winners will be selected on the strength of recommendation letters as well as the quality of essays. Essays will be reviewed based on: historical research, insight, and perspective; demonstrated understanding of the U.S. constitution; inspirational quality; and demonstration of a meaningful and genuine personal connection. Recipients are expected to attend the NFWL Annual conference, November 14 – 18 in Minneapolis, MN. Awards will be presented during the conference.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, July 26

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, July 26

Applications and information about this award are available online at the National Foundation for Women Legislators website. To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an essay of between 400 and 600 words in length that addresses one of the three topics provided. Essays must be saved in PDF format and submitted through the online application form. Students must also submit two letters of recommendation in PDF format. One letter must be from a teacher, advisor, or employer, and the second letter must be from a currently elected woman who serves in government at the state or local level. All applications, essays, and supporting letters must be submitted through the online application form and must be received no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Allison Jensen/Emily Horak
Address: 1727 King St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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