FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 31, 2019

Awarded By

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Award Amount

Scholarships are awarded as follows: One first place winner will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship. One second place winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship. Three third place winners will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing. Awards are non-renewable.


Eight awards offered annually.

Additional Information

FIRE's mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.

Deadline Info

Scholarship information can be found on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) website. Students should go to the FIRE's website and familiarize themselves with FIRE and FIRE's iss ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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