Washington State Association for Justice's American Justice Essay Scholarship
As part of the Washington State Association for Justice’s (WSAJ) commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, WSAJ sponsors an annual statewide student essay scholarship program. The essay topic deals with advocacy in the American justice system and related topics. This year, WSAJ may award up to two (2) individual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents of the state of Washington and who attend high school in Washington State. Students need not intend to attend a Washington college, but must start college within the next two years to receive the scholarship funds.
To submit an essay for this contest, the following guidelines must be strictly followed:
1. The student must write an essay that thoroughly addresses the following topic: “What does the 2nd Amendment mean for modern America?”
2. Essay must be four to five typewritten, double-spaced pages, on 8.5" x 11” paper with 1” margins. The font must be 11- or 12-point. The essay may be NO MORE than 1,500 words.
3. Essays must be original.
4. The essay must have an original title. The essay contest topic may NOT be used as the title of the essay.
5. A separate cover sheet with the name, home address, telephone number, e-mail address, high school name, school address, and the title of the essay must be included.
6. The student must complete and enclose the attached form Application Checklist.
7. The student’s name should not appear on the essay itself (to permit blind judging), but the title must appear on the first page of the essay. It is recommended that the title be included in the header or footer on each page of the essay.
DEADLINE: March 15th (Applications must be postmarked on or before this date.)
Mail to: Susan West, WSAJ American Justice Essay Scholarship, 1809 7th Ave. #1500, Seattle, WA 98101.
Scholarship awards will be made directly to the recipient’s chosen institution of higher learning, to be applied toward tuition, room, board, or fees. By accepting funds from the WSAJ Scholarship Program, the recipient agrees that WSAJ may use the recipient’s name and likeness in any and all media for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Scholarship Program without any limitation, further compensation, or notice to the recipient.