First Freedom Student Competition

First Freedom Student Competition
First Freedom Student Competition is a national essay and video contest open to high school students in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Students in grades 9-12 may participate.

Two awards will be given, one essay award and one video award. Each year, a topic is assigned that relates to American history, equality and religious freedom. Students may choose to submit either an essay or a video. Each student entering the contest must be sponsored by a teacher.

The purpose of the competition is to enhance student knowledge on the history of religious freedom in America, to encourage students to study American history, and to build stronger writing and media skills among high school students.

The competition is sponsored by The First Freedom Center, a non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia, whose mission is to foster appreciation for religious freedom and fundamental human rights. In 2015, the organization plans to unveil The First Freedom Center Exhibits and Monuments for people from all walks of life to visit.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in NOVEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

For more details, visit www.firstfreedom.org/for-the-classroom/first-freedom-student-competition/



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