In order to apply for the DFLA Education Fund Scholarship Essay Contest, applicants must submit a 500-word to 800-word essay based on the year's prompt. Each essay is scored based on originality, creativity, strength of argument, acknowledgment of alternative perspectives, and proper use of grammar and spelling. Party affiliation, gender, and personal politics are immaterial. The contest will use "blind" scoring. Judges will see no personal information (e.g. name; school; gender; age; address; etc.) about the writer, and evaluate essays strictly on their content. The winner will be invited to read his/her essay at the DFLA Education Fund National Conference. Must be 17 to 26 years of age, a full-time student and a U.S. citizen or DACA recipient. The DFLA Education Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit which does both educational and advocacy work. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.