Who Can Apply: This scholarship is available to all college students or law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.
Submission: Please write an essay on the questions outlined below and provide us with proof of your current attendance at the college or university (for example, if you wish, by including your transcripts). Your response should be between 2,500 to 4,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced.
1. Should a female victim of rape whose child was conceived through rape have the right to forever terminate the perpetrator’s parental rights in every respect? Assume for this question the perpetrator was criminally convicted of the rape.
2. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be the criminal conviction of the alleged perpetrator for rape?
3. Should a condition precedent of such a termination of parental rights be that a non-biological parent (male or female) will also adopt the child (resulting in the child having two parents)?
4. Should the perpetrator of rape still be obligated to pay the victim child support throughout the child’s minority (which you can assume means under the age of 18) even if his parental rights are terminated?
Deadline: December 15, 2015
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