FFRF William J. Schultz Essay Contest for High School Students

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$1,575

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately eight awards offered annually.
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 North America.
  3. Must be a high school junior or senior at the time of application.
  4. Must consider oneself to be a free-thinker/non-religious.

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

Description: This writing contest is available to U.S. high school juniors and seniors who consider themselves to be free-thinkers/non-religious.

Application requirements for the FFRF William J. Schultz Essay Contest for High School Students are:

  • Essay
  • Biography (one paragraph)
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.

Award Amount: A first-prize award of $3,500, a second-prize award of $3,000, a third-prize award of $2,500, fourth place award of $2,000, a fifth place award of $1,500, a sixth place award of $1,000, a seventh place award of $750, $500 for eighth place, $400 for ninth, and $300 for tenth place. Additional honorable mention scholarships may be awarded in the amount of $200. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,575.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

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 or university he/she is planning to attend, and his/her intended major and interests. The applicant must also provide his/her permanent address, phone number and a valid email address. The applicant should not include a resume. The essay and the supporting materials must be submitted online no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 750 Madison, Wisconsin 53701

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