AUGUSTA, Maine — The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring the 15th Annual Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors.
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.
“I urge local members of the Class of 2012 and 2013 to apply for this wonderful opportunity,” said NFWL member, Sen. Debra Plowman. “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.”
Entries must be received or postmarked no later than July 31st, 2012, 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.