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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

$1,000

December 31, 2020

Awards Available: 4

  • Scholarship Description
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?" Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place. The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 11250 Waples Mill Road
  • Fairfax, VA 22030
  • nracrdf@nrahq.org
  • 703-267-1250

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Egypt B.  on 8/4/2020 9:50:47 AM

I feel this scholarship can let students share their opinions.

Daysia T  on 7/25/2020 1:33:59 PM

I am so excited to apply for this scholarship because it gives minors a chance to express there opinion on one of the amendments.

Hawaii V  on 5/29/2020 10:29:18 PM

Question, does the essay NEED to be sent in by mail?

Zoe M  on 4/16/2020 7:22:41 PM

write about something i already love to talk about? count me in

James C.  on 12/9/2019 7:20:07 PM

Bro i hate the second amendment and guns but by god am i going to be a bootlicker for this scholarship

jose r  on 12/5/2019 3:06:13 PM

BOI IF YOU DONT

Lised N  on 10/24/2019 3:17:43 PM

This Scholarship seems intresting and cool because you can see what other people think about the second amedment.

Michael L  on 10/22/2019 6:28:10 PM

If we had the right to own semiautomatic type rifles repealed, then nothing is holding the socialist left back from taxing the life out of us.

Caden B  on 12/5/2018 7:54:44 AM

Bias or not this scholarship is asking what the 2nd amendment means to you, not what do you think this means to everyone else.

kadija u  on 11/27/2018 7:01:12 PM

if you repeated a grade would it still be possible for you to participate in the contest

Rachel S  on 11/10/2018 9:51:19 AM

of course they’re only going to pick the essays which conform to their beliefs for the scholarship. i would apply if i knew bias would not be involved.

Sy'rai I  on 10/22/2018 11:26:02 AM

i can't wait to apply for this scholarship because it's a current situation and it lets us students share our opinions.

Diarra B  on 10/1/2018 8:52:53 PM

This should be a good place for me not to get my ideas suppressed!

Charles T  on 9/28/2018 7:25:07 AM

I think that the second amendment is very important to our country, and without it we will eventually fall to something that we wouldn't be able to stop. I love this topic and I am entering so i can express my feeling as well.

Scott M  on 8/31/2018 10:26:36 AM

What do I think of when I think of guns? I think of 'murica, and freedom n' stuff. God bless this country of ours

Sarah P  on 4/14/2018 9:24:36 PM

I am so excited to apply to this scholarship! I can finally express my opinions without getting bashed

Joshua G  on 4/5/2018 4:48:41 PM

Is there a word limit count?

yekaterina w  on 3/7/2018 10:28:39 AM

I'm applying today i love learning about world war two and i think that this would be a great opportunity to talk about something i love

Sarah J  on 1/19/2018 9:20:06 AM

I am applying today! I think this is a very good idea! Thank You!!

Barbara D  on 1/4/2018 8:48:50 PM

How do I apply?

Jakob G  on 7/13/2017 2:22:45 PM

I don't necessarily like guns, or what some people use them for, but I do believe that they are sometimes necessary, and I do believe in the second amendment. That is why I am choosing to write about this topic and apply for this scholarship.

TAYLOR P  on 6/12/2017 11:52:54 AM

How do I turn my essay in? do I send it to the email that is showing above?

Noah R  on 6/17/2016 3:24:52 PM

The average applicant quantity is above 10,000. SO much competition.

jordan c  on 11/19/2015 3:07:36 PM

this scholarship seems very interesting!

Brittany G  on 5/1/2015 3:06:48 PM

love to share my voice in this scholarship.

LaPetra W  on 11/11/2010 2:01:32 PM

Would love to apply for this scholarship.

Kaitlyn B  on 11/8/2009 9:27:35 PM

All information is right on the website link. Simply click on it and read the directions.

Nashaundria M  on 10/29/2009 2:51:46 PM

i believe that the essay is referring to writing about the civil rights

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