Who's Eligible: Students in grades K-12
Award Amount: Up to $1,000
Due Date: Early 2012
Yes, you did read that right. The National Rifle Association is sponsoring a scholarship contest kindergarteners can enter. Compose 1,000 perfect words on "The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation" along with a statement from a parent or teacher stating that the work is original to enter this scholarship competition. Entries are separated—students in grades 10-12 compete with each other as do students in grades 9 and below—but all are judged on presentation, scholarship, and originality. Per the rules of the competition, essays should also include your contact information along with a grade you got on the paper. Official rules are available here.