Niche College Scholarship

NeW Essay Contest

March 31, 2025
Awards Available: 2

Scholarship Description

On many college campuses today, conservative views are discouraged, dismissed, or silenced. The Network of enlightened Women published You’re Not Alone: The Conservative Woman’s Guide to College to provide conservative young women with a guide for what they may face on campus. In the book, conservative students report dealing with hostile liberal professors, bad treatment from classmates, and obstacles from the school administration.

What challenges have you faced as a student on campus specific to your beliefs? What are some successful strategies you recommend? Why do you think finding conservative community on campus is important? Should universities make more of an effort to encourage civil discourse and foster intellectual diversity? How can students themselves lead the effort to build relationships across the political aisle? Should professors refrain from bringing their personal opinions into the classroom?

Scholarship Details

  • Award: $1,000 for first-place winners in both the College and High School categories
  • Opportunity for winning essays to be published
  • Encourages discussion on intellectual diversity and civil discourse in academia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to female high school juniors and seniors, and college students
  • Applicants must articulate their experiences and views on campus conservatism

Application Process

  1. Submit an essay discussing the challenges faced due to conservative beliefs on campus and strategies for fostering intellectual diversity
  2. Application period starts March 1 and ends on March 31

NeW was started on the belief that there should be a place on campus for conservative women. As a part of our programming, we are thrilled to host our annual Essay Contest. Scholarship Search