FFRF College Essay Competition - Michael Hakeem Memorial Award

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 01, 2018

Awarded By

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Award Amount

First place (Michael Hakeem Memorial Award): $3,000 Second place: $2,000 Third place: $1,000 Fourth Place: $500 Fifth Place: $300 Honorable Mention(s): $200 All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.


The number of awards offered varies annually based upon the number of qualified applicants.

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. Winners will receive a school-year subscription to 'Freethought Today'. All eligible non-winning entrants will be offered the choice of a freethought book, or a school-year subscription to 'Freethought Today'.

Deadline Info

Applications and information about the Michael Hakeem Memorial Essay Contest can be found online at the Freedom From Religion Foundation website. To enter, the applicant must write a typed, double-sp ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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