FFRF Student Scholarship Essay Contests

Note! This year any essay winner who is a member of FFRF, or a member of a secular student club (or simply goes online and joins the Secular Student Alliance for FREE at www.secularstudents.org, under donate), will receive a bonus award of $100 from Dean & Dorea Schramm. Please be sure to name the eligible group you belong to in your submitted bio. You must be a member of FFRF, a secular club or SSA at the time you submit your essay to be eligible. 

FFRF ANNOUNCES 2014 STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION

Read more: FFRF gave $33,000 in scholarships for 2013. 


 

Brian BoltonFFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest for Grad Students and Students Age 25 to 30 

For Graduate Students to Age 30 or any Student Age 25 to 30

First Place - $3,000
Second Place — $2,000
Third Place — $1,000
Fourth Place — $750
Fifth Place — $500
Sixth Place - $400
Honorable Mention(s) - $200

Eligibility: Currently enrolled graduate student up to age 30, or undergrads ages 25-30, attending a North American college or university, including but not limited to someone graduating or earning a degree in the spring or summer of 2014. 

Deadline: Postmarked no later than July 15, 2014. Winners announced in September. 

Topic & Requirements: Read the 2014 Brian Bolton Graduate/Mature Student Essay Contest Requirements HERE. 

About Brian Bolton: The competition is generously endowed by Brian Bolton, an FFRF Lifetime Member who is a retired psychologist, humanist minister and university professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas.

 Read more: FFRF awarded $7,850 to grad students in 2013.


 

Michael Hakeem

FFRF Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest

For College Students Under Age 25
First Place - $3,000
Second Place — $2,000
Third Place — $1,000
Fourth Place — $750
Fifth Place — $500
Sixth Place - $400
Honorable Mention(s) - $200

Eligibility:  Currently enrolled undergraduate college student through age 24, including but not limited to college seniors graduating in the spring or summer 2014, attending a North American college or university. 

Deadline: Postmarked no later than June 15, 2014. Winners will be announced by September. 

Topic & Requirements: Read the 2014 Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest Requirements HERE.

About Michael Hakeem: The late Michael Hakeem, a sociology professor, was an FFRF officer and active atheist known by generations of University of Wisconsin-Madison students for fine-tuning their reasoning abilities.

 Read more: FFRF awarded twenty students scholarships in 2013. 

 


FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest

For College-Bound High School Seniors
First Place - $3,000
Second Place — $2,000
Third Place — $1,000
Fourth Place — $750
Fifth Place — $500
Sixth Place - $400
Honorable Mention(s) - $200

Eligibility: North American high school senior who graduates in spring 2014, going to college in fall 2014. 

Deadline: Postmarked no later than June 1, 2014. Winners announced in August. 

Topic & Requirements: Read the 2014 William J. Schultz High School Essay Contest Requirements HERE.

About William J. Schultz: This competition is endowed by William J. Schultz, a member of FFRF who died at 57, was a farm boy who became a chemical engineer and built paper-producing mills around the world. He cared deeply about FFRF’s work.

Read more: FFRF awarded 20 scholarships to high school seniors in 2013. 

 

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