The Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors. There are no requirements regarding GPA, faith, after-school activities or clubs. Students with a Google Account can fill out the Google Form with essays (800-1200 words) uploaded within the form. If students do not have a Google Account, they may contact us to access a fillable PDF form with instructions. Submissions must be completed no later than the specified due date.
Prizes for the contest are: Grand Prize: $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C.; Second Prize: $1,000; Third Prize: $500. Entries will be judged on the depth of their content, the mastery of the topic and the skill with which they are written. The student should develop a point of view on the issue and demonstrate critical thinking, using appropriate examples, arguments and other evidence to support their position. Essays should be free of grammatical errors and should be clear, concise and well-organized. Judges reserve the right to reduce the number of winners.