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Name of Scholarship: Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest
Description/Requirements: Students age 16 to 26 from House District 80, regardless of political affiliation (if any) or political position. The contest has individual prizes of $2500, $1000, and $500, and the essay prompt reads: “MANY PEOPLE ASSERT THAT THE TERM ‘PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT’ IS CONTRADICTORY. HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND TO SOMEONE WHO MAKES THIS ASSERTION?”DFLA will evaluate each essay on strength of argument – not an individual’s personal or political position.
How to apply: Essay length: 500 to 800 words;
- The full set of rules and evaluation criteria, potential sources for research, and essay submission can be found directly at: DFLA Essay Contest Rules and Submission.
- Students can also access the essay through the official Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) website.
Deadline: 20 June 2018; Must be a US citizen.
Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) is a 501(c)(4) American political advocacy nonprofit organization and the pro-life wing within the Democratic Party. They’re sponsoring this essay contest to: 1) Increase awareness; 2) Foster respectful dialogue; and 3) Promote original and creative thinking.