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Fourth Circuit High School Essay Contest

  • Maximum Amount
    $2,000
  • Application Deadline
    June 15, 2023
  • Number Of Awards
    3
  • Contact
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    1100 E. Main Street
    Suite 501
    Richmond, VA 23219
  • Website Address
    https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest
  • Scholarship Description
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its essay contest. The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: "Is the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is the ERA necessary to promote gender equality?
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    Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000. Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 15th. Visit the court's website for more information and to submit your entry. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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