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Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship and Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

National Society of High School Scholars

Scholarship Name: The Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship and the National Scholar Award
Description: The National Society of High School Scholars is sponsoring two scholarships exclusively for its members. Membership requires a minimum GPA of 3.5 and nomination from a teacher at your high school. (If you think you qualify and haven’t been nominated, you may contact the NSHSS directly to inquire about an invitation.) The Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships award $5,000 and the National Scholar Awards are $1,000.
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Awards per Year:
Award is Open to: High School Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Applications are available for both scholarships at the National Society for High School Scholars website.
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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Scholarship Name: Freedom in Academia Essay Contest
Description: FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, is sponsoring the second annual Freedom in Academia essay contest. The competition is open to high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2010. Applicants must write a 700 1,200-word essay (the following is an example of an essay topic): Why are free speech rights crucial to higher education and how do infringements on these rights betray the purpose of a university education? The essay should cite examples from videos on the FIRE website describing how Valdosta State and the University of Delaware violated the First Amendment rights of their students. The first-place winner receives $5,000; two second-place winners each receive $2,500, and five runners-up each receive $1,000.
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Awards per Year: 8
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Review the essay requirements at the FIRE website, and submit your essay electronically at scholarships (at) the fire (dot) org.
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