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Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

$2,000

March 09, 2018

Awards Available: 3

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The contest engages high school juniors and seniors in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. To enter, students must write an 800-1,200 word essay responding to the following prompt: "In most public high schools, certain days are marked as religious holidays on the school calendar, and the schools are closed on those days. As public schools become more diverse, some students’ religious holy day(s) are not days that the schools are closed, resulting in absences for those students. In an essay, discuss whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays. Consider how school administrators should determine if, or which, religious holy days are included in the school calendar, or if any school policies should be changed to better accommodate students’ religious exercise. Be sure your essay identifies how the First Amendment supports your position." The contest is open to all junior and senior high school students. There are no requirements regarding GPA, faith, after-school activities or clubs. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Charles Watson
  • 200 Maryland Ave NE
  • Washington, DC 20002
  • cwatson@BJConline.org
  • tel: 202-544-4226
  • fax: 202-544-2094

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Jacqueline C  on 2/22/2017 10:46:55 PM

Such an great topic!

Atalya P  on 9/27/2015 5:22:42 PM

Is the contest open to college students?

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