The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Scholarship is sponsored by the National Rifle Association. This organization is proud to promote firearm safety and public awareness about the right to bear arms. The essay contest highlights the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and it encourages students to learn more about using that amendment correctly. If you have an interest in firearm safety and the ability to write a 1,000 word essay, you could claim this scholarship as your own. Here is a quick guide explaining how to do just that.
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Scholarship at a Glance
- Award Amount: $100 – $1,000 as a savings bond
- Number of Awards: 4 minimum
- Minimum GPA: None
- Minimum Test Scores: None
- Eligible Applicants: Elementary, middle, and high school students
To apply, you must be am elementary, middle, or high school student with a general understanding of the Second Amendment. You must be an applicant who has not previously won this award. If you think you can fulfill those eligibility requirements, feel free to fill out an application.
If you want to apply, you will need to write a 1,000 word essay in response to a prompt on the website. This year’s prompt was “The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.” Applicants are broken down into groups, and winners are selected from each group. If your essay is good enough to be chosen as a winner for the scholarship, you will get your name featured in a nationally distributed journal, and you will receive a savings bond to use toward your college education. Think carefully about the right to bear arms, and muster up a solid essay that commemorates it.