Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest
The goals of the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest are to help California students develop awareness of the issues surrounding end-of-life decision-making and to financially assist college-bound scholars. Each applicant must answer the question: Why do I need an advance directive when I turn 18?
To participate in the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest you must meet the following requirements:
- Currently attending a California high school (or home-school)
- Currently a high school junior or senior
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college in the United States
- United States citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
Visit our website for writing contest guidelines, instructions on submitting your essay, and useful links to familiarize yourself with what an advance directive is, how it benefits you to have one, and how it might be detrimental if you do not have one. Be creative in your essays, well organized, concise and clear, and show familiarity with the issue.