National High School Essay Contest

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National High School Essay Contest

Americans Against Gun Violence is all set to receive applications for its unique National High School Essay Contest. The program is designed for the high school students attending school within the United States or its territories.

The scholars will get to attain valuable financial support from the organization to complete their higher education. The selected students will be able to pay for their college fees and other studies related expenses.

Americans Against Gun Violence was founded in March 2016 and known as a non-profit organization. It was founded by a group of people who were frustrated with the repeated mass shootings and an ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

Who May Eligible?

The below rules must be fulfilled by the candidates to enter the scholarship program:

  • Must be a high school student attending school in the United States or its territories.
  • Must be entered high school on track to graduate in 2020 but who graduated early are also eligible.
  • First and second-degree relatives of Americans Against Gun Violence Board members, employees, and paid consultants are not eligible.
  • Students who are below the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest.

How to Apply

For this particular scholarship, candidates need to fill out their details and submit the essay through an online entry form.

Supporting Documents:

  • Must write an essay on the topic “Firearm regulations, to include bans of handguns and assault weapons, are the most effective way to reduce firearm-related injuries.”
  • Candidates can discuss the essay topic with teachers, parents, friends, and other mentors, but must write the essay himself or herself, in his or her own words.
  • Essays should include a title and footnotes, but these elements are not required. Titles and footnotes will not count toward the 500-word limit.


This scholarship is including the following award:

  • The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 award
  • The second-place winner will receive a $2,500 award
  • The third-place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
  • The fourth through tenth-ranked winners will each receive $1,000 awards,
  • The 11th and 12th ranked winners will receive $250 apiece.

Application Deadline:

The candidates are asked to enter the contest till April 17, 2021.

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