The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR/Sacramento) is excited to offer the High School Scholarship Essay Contest in collaboration with Americans Against Gun Violence. This contest invites California high school students to submit a 500-word essay reflecting on a significant aspect of gun violence prevention. With a substantial scholarship fund, this contest aims to engage young minds in critical thinking about gun control and its implications in the United States.
- Jointly hosted with Americans Against Gun Violence
- Focus on gun violence prevention and stringent gun control laws
- $25,000 total scholarship money, with awards up to $3,000
- 22 total scholarships available
- Open to all California high school students
- Submission of an original 500-word essay
- Essay topic based on the Supreme Court’s 2008 Heller decision impact
- Review the mission statement on gun violence prevention at the PSR/Sacramento website
- Write an original essay of 500 words or fewer on the given topic
- Submit the essay through the online entry form on the Americans Against Gun Violence website
- Ensure submission by the deadline, Saturday, April 20
The scholarship essay contest is run entirely with volunteer labor, and 100% of contributions to the scholarship essay contest fund go directly to student awards.