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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Writing Contest

Website: http://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx

Who's Eligible: Students in grades K-12

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Due Date: December 1


Yes, you did read that right. The National Rifle Association is sponsoring a scholarship contest kindergartners 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.

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