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NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest

NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest
NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest is open to female high school juniors and seniors. Six female high school students will be chosen for college scholarships, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's Annual Conference, and an award that will be presented at the event.

Applicants will select one of the five freedoms protected under the First Amendment, including Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly, or Petition. They will then write a 400-600 word essay that describes how this freedom has helped or hindered women throughout history regarding equality, and what still needs to change in order to bring equality to all women.

In addition to completing the application and essay, candidates must include two letters of reference. One letter must be from a teacher, adviser or employer. The other letter must be from an elected official from the student's state.

The scholarship contest is offered by The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and The National Rifle Association (NRA). The NFWL serves the interests of female legislators across the country. Formed in 1938, NFWL is the oldest organization for elected women in America and the only one that includes women on the city, county and state levels.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,000.

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