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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition

  • Website Address
  • http://www.nationalbar.org/NBA/Events/Youthprogram...
  • Contact
  • Andrea H. Evans
  • Address
  • 1225 11th Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • Email Address
  • Andrea.Evans@EvansIPLaw.com
  • Application Deadline
  • July 5, 2016
  • Number Of Awards
  • 3
  • Maximum Amount
  • $5,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition is a contest designed to motivate high school students to excel in education. The Competition encourages students to express their views on a preselected topic and focuses on the ability of the students to communicate orally and in writing. The contest is also designed to give young people experience in public speaking and reviewing legal documents as well as provide an opportunity for them to obtain some financial support to continue their education.

    There are two types of structures for the competition: the Local Competition and Regional Competition. The Regional Competition is held in two stages: Essay Competition and Oral Advocacy Competition. Advancement to the National Competition is for the regional first place winner who will represent the Region at the National Competition during the NBA Annual Competition.

    Eligible Students: Current high school juniors and seniors. All students will receive a prize for participating in the National Competition. To receive the prize, seniors must submit a proof of enrollment letter from their college or university 90 days after their participation in the National Competition. Juniors will receive their prize when they matriculate for college. Juniors must also submit proof of enrollment letter from their college or university by September 30.

    Essay prompt: The #BlackLivesMatter movement was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman. Zimmerman was acquitted. Many have criticized the #BlackLivesMatter movement for focusing on specific injustices done to African Americans stating there should be an #AllLivesMatter movement. If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive, would he argue that Blacks should focus on the #AllLivesMatter movement to focus more globally and generally on all lives or would he support the #BlackLivesMatter movement to focus more on Black lives. Please discuss why or why not.

    Essay format:
    -The essay should be no longer than 1,000 words
    -The type font must be Arial, 12 point, double-spaced
    -The margins must be 1" and text must be fully justified
    -The essay MUST be accompanied by a contestant cover sheet form
    -The essay may be submitted via e-mail or U.S. mail, but e-mail is preferred
    -If submitted via e-mail, the Contestant must send the essay as an attachment to an e-mail in Word format and
    send to the Regional Director via email
    -If submitted by mail, essay must be typewritten and mailed to the Regional

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