2012 Freedom In Academia Scholarship (12th)

<p>Fourth</a> Annual 'Freedom In Academia' Scholarship Contest Now Accepting Submissions - FIRE
Now Accepting </p>

<p>My daughter had applied to this one last year and although she did not win, they did notify her (which is nice not to wonder) and sent her a T-Shirt.</p>

<p>FIRE's mission is "to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to rights on our campuses." They believe students should know their rights before they go to college, and one of their considerations when choosing a college should be whether a school honors its commitment to free expression. </p>

<p>This is why they are inviting all graduating high school students to write an essay explaining why free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education. </p>

<p>The contest is open to high school students anywhere in the country who will be graduating in 2012 and attending college in the fall of 2012. </p>

<p>To enter, students should watch two short FIRE documentaries—FIRE in Action: Valdosta State University and Think What We Think Or Else: Thought Control on the American Campus—and write an essay explaining how the featured universities violated the First Amendment freedoms of their students. </p>

<p>FIRE will award one first-place winner a $5,000 scholarship, one second-place winner a $2,500 scholarship, and five runners-up $1,000 scholarships. </p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>Take Care,