Davis Encourages West U Area Students to Enter $3,000 Essay Contest
State Rep. Sarah Davis is encouraging college-bound female high schools juniors and seniors to enter the 15th Annual Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest.
The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are co-sponsoring the essay contest.
This year’s topic discusses the impact public policies have on women and historically underrepresented populations as they are decided at the state versus federal level.
The contest’s seven winners will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference November 15-19, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia, where they will network with, be mentored by, and speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the United States.
“This contest will help seven young women enhance their understanding of the role women play in politics through a hands-on learning experience. It provides an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills while assisting with college tuition expenses,” Davis said.
“The Millennial Generation is the future of American politics,” she said. “By understanding and explaining the importance of American virtues and rights, young women can make a lasting impact on the future of American policies. This essay contest is an opportunity for young women to win a college scholarship while making their voices heard on the true intentions of the Bill of Rights.”
Entries must be received or postmarked no later than July 31, after which an NFWL selection committee will judge each essay and determine the seven winners. The judges will primarily weigh the factors of research, understanding of the Bill of Rights, original insight, and personal connection.
Questions by potential applicants may be directed to Caroline Negley at 713-521-4474 or to the NFWL office at 202-293-3040 ext. 1005, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or website at www.womenlegislators.org.