FFRF awards $9,050: Grad student essay contest winners named

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest winners.

The list of awardees has seven top places and four honorable mentions. Students were asked to write 600 to 800 words on the topic of “Why God and politics/government are a dangerous mix.” FFRF has offered essay competitions to college students since 1979, high school students since 1994 and graduate students since 2010.

The winners of the competition are listed below and include the award amount, age and college or university they are attending. Students who are a member of a secular student group received $100 bonuses.

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