Who Can Apply: In order to participate in the contest, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2015 semester.
Submission: Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following question:
“Recent years have seen many states loosening the restrictions placed on the cultivation, use, and sale of marijuana. Several states allow the use of medical marijuana for people with certain medical conditions, and Colorado and Washington State have gone so far as to allow the recreational use of the drug for adults who are over 21. While there are many arguments on both sides of the marijuana debate, proponents of legal marijuana often point to increased economic activity and tax revenues as a positive result, while opponents counter with arguments highlighting the dangers of drug addiction”.
Deadline: August 15, 2015