FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

Award Amount

Application Deadline

Friday, January 1, 2016

Awarded By

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Award Amount

Scholarships are awarded as followed: 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.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.