This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $500 to high school students in the U.S. and abroad judged to have written the best answers to the following question:
"Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it?"
There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries. Essays are due on or before December 10th (Human Rights Day). Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment or by regular mail to KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.
Submissions should include a cover page with the title of the essay, the author’s name and grade level, the name and address of the author’s high school, the name of a teacher or administrator at the high school and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.” For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.