NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$475

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 31, 2020

Thursday
Awarded By:

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Essays will be judged in two categories: senior (grades 10 through 12) and junior (grades 9 and below), with separate prizes awarded to the winners in each category. Four awards will be offered in each category, for a total of eight awards.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of the United States.
  3. The contest is open to all students enrolled in an elementary, junior high or high school during the current academic year.

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

Description: This contest is available for students currently enrolled in elementary, junior high or high school during the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay response to the question listed at the website.

Application requirements for the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Parent/teacher Statement
Additional Information: This contest is open to all students who have not previously received a prize. Essays will be judged on originality, scholarship and presentation. Essay contest winners will be selected by the NRACRDF and notified early next year. Winners will have their names published in 'InSights', and one of the official journals.

Award Amount: First prizes are $1,000 in U.S. savings bonds; second prizes, $600 in savings bonds; third prizes, $200 in savings bonds; and honorable mentions, $100 in savings bonds.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $475.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, December 31, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, December 31, 2020

This is a writing competition. Entry forms and additional information are available on the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund (NRACRDF) website. To enter, students must write an essay addressing the subject of the competition listed on the provider website. The applicant's entry should adhere to the following guidelines: approximately 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double-spaced and typed preferred). To request further information and/or a list of scholarly references to aid in the writing process, the applicant should contact the provider. The student should include his/her name, age, address, telephone number, school and grade on the essay. The applicant should also submit a statement from a teacher or parent saying that the paper is his/her original work. The entry form must be attached to the front of the essay. The entry form, essay, and parent/teacher statement must be submitted to the address provided, and be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Karen Kulivan
Address: 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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