The True Patriot Network
Scholarship Name: True Patriot Scholarship
Description: To win this major scholarship prize, you’ll need to write a stellar essay on the question a topic related to patriotism (a new topic is announced each year). The essay competition is open to high school students across America. Your essay may be no more than 1,500 words – for an idea of what the judges will be looking for in terms of content, check out the mission statement on the True Patriot Network.
Awards per Year: 1
Award is Open to: High School Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Check the True Patriot Network website for current essay topics and application instructions. NOTE: THE TRUE PATRIOT NETWORK WEBSITE IS NO LONGER RUNNING
The Independent Institute
Scholarship Name: The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Description: The annual Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest encourages college students from around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Applicants must write a 1,500 – 5,000-word essay describing the virtues they believe contribute the most toward achieving freedom, and explaining how the institutions of civil society can encourage the exercise of those virtues. In addition to one first prize winner, the contest will also select a second prize ($1,500) and third prize ($1,000) winner as well. The Templeton Essay Contest stands out among scholarship opportunities since it is open to students from around the world – and up to the age of 35. So non-traditional and non-American students should definitely apply! Additionally, students can be enrolled in any degree program (from associates to doctoral) and need not be studying full-time.
Award: $1,000 – $2,500
Awards per Year: 3
Award is Open to: Students from around the world – and up to the age of 35
How to Apply/Contact: Compete application information is available at the Independent Institute website.