The John Quincy Adams Society has declared their essay contest partnering with The National Interest for Students on Foreign Policy for the year 2022. Those who are high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and attending institutions in the United States in 2022 are welcomed for this scholarship program. The program provides an opportunity for students to showcase their thoughts and thinking about the foreign policy, which may lead to influence policymakers, scholars, and staff who are helping to shape the American Policy.
The students need to write an essay on one of the topics provided; the best essays which will provide the best policies to better the community and society will be eligible for awards. There will be a total of seven prizes given such as 1st prize will be given to the best essay writer with the prize amount of $2000 also, their essay will be featured on the TNI and will get some additional benefits, runner up winners, i.e., two winners will receive $500 each with their essay featured on TNI and also will get a one-year subscription to TNI, and four honorable mentions essays will be featured on Realist Review. This contest will cheer up the contestants, and they will also get to know about the American policy and changes it requires according to them.
The JQAS is a National Network of student groups focused on U.S. foreign policy. They aim to help college students advance, both intellectually and professionally, while promoting a broader and more strategic conversation about America’s approach to international affairs.
Have a look at the below table containing brief information about this contest:
|Organization||John Quincy Adams Society|
|Education Level||High school seniors (18+), undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students|
|Number of Awards||7|
|Contest Deadline||March 20, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- High school seniors (18+), undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students attending institutions in the United States in 2022
- Must be a legal resident of fifty united states and the district of Columbia aged eighteen years or older, except where prohibited.
(Note: Employees, officers, and directors of the sponsor, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and divisions (“Related Entities”) and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and their spouses) and household members (whether or not related) of each are not eligible to enter. Anyone serving as a contest judge is ineligible for the contest. The contest is void outside the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and where prohibited and restricted by any federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation (“Law”). The contest is subject to all laws.)
How to Apply?
The applicants who fit into the eligibility criteria should fill out the application form and write an essay on any topic such as What national interests does the United States have in Taiwan? How much impact do these interests have on the well-being of people in the United States? In light of this, should the United States be willing to go to war with China over Taiwan, what national interests does the United States have in Ukraine? How much impact do these interests have on the well-being of people in the United States? In light of this, should the United States be willing to go to war with Russia over Ukraine, and Under what circumstances should the United States be willing to use nuclear weapons. Students should choose any topic from these three and write it well in 1100 words (maximum). Applicants should start submitting their entries on the official portal provided below.
Students must read the official rules and other information provided here.
The applicant will be selected for awards based on their application and their essay where they will demonstrate their thoughts related to the topic they chosen regarding the American Policy. The judging of the essay will be based on the content’s which must clearly articulate an opinion, demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter, offers compelling arguments supporting the opinion, use elegant, well-structured writing that is generally free of spelling and grammar mistakes, and demonstrative creativity and originality. Based on the mentioned concepts, seven awards will be given out of which 1st place winner will receive $2000 with their essay featured on TNI and a two-year subscription to TNI will spot at the Society’s annual leadership conference in Washington, D.C., two runner ups will receive $500 each their essay will also be featured on TNI. It will get on a year subscription to TNI, and with this, four honorable mentions essays will be featured on the Realist Review. This contest will encourage students to think about the betterment, make changes and share thoughts about American Policy, and they will also be aware of the policies. This will bring opportunity to students who want to showcase their talent and will also get to build their resume as a foreign-policy thinker and will lead them in future achievements in fields like the executive branch, congressional staff, journalism, top graduate programs, think tanks, well-known companies and more.
The eligible and fascinated applicants who would like to share their thoughts on American Policy should submit their entries before March 20, 2022. The entries received after this date will not be considered eligible to enter the contest.