The Republican Women of Clifton

republican, conservative women and their spouses

2018 High School Essay Scholarship

This section is to be completed by the student. Your school counselor will need to complete the second section. The application will not be considered complete until both sections are submitted.

The Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) will award a $1,000 scholarship (1st Place), $100 (2nd Place), and $50 (3rd Place) to three college bound seniors who best express their viewpoints on the 2018 Essay topic: The First Amendment and American College Campuses: College students are often attacked for expressing political views that differ from those prevailing on campus. Are speech codes on college campuses threatening students' "Freedom of Speech"? Discuss and support y our position. Essay Contest Particulars: Deadline: Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Midnight Length: 500-800 words Submission: Must be made on-line. After completing all information, click "Submit". Criteria: *Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher *Senior in high school *Demonstrated leadership qualities in and out of school *Relevant civic, community and volunteer service *American citizenship *Attendance at a Fairfax County or Prince William County high school (public, private or home school) *Content of the essay Disclosures: In the interest of fairness, all participants will remain anonymous until judging is complete. No member of the RWC will serve as a judge if a family member is applying for a scholarship. The RWC is a political club formed in 2006 to promote the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government and encourage the candidacy of Republican women for public office, educate its members on current political topics and promote the principles of the Republican Party. Learn more about us at
Name *
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What High School do you attend?
Counselor *
What is the name of the counselor that will be submitting section 2?
What Colleges have you applied to?
Please describe the volunteering, advocacy or other activities that you have completed.
Please describe your leadership characteristics in and out of school.
US Citizen *
Are you a US Citizen?
*Please copy and paste your essay into this section* The essay should be typed, double spaced, and be no less than 500 and no more than 800 words in length.
Certification *
I certify, to the best of my ability, that the information I am submitting is truthful.

Counselor Information

This information must be completed by the student's counselor.

Counselor Name *
Counselor Name
Counselor Phone *
Counselor Phone
Student Name *
Student Name
What High School does the student attend?
Does the student have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA?
Please write why you recommend this student for the scholarship.
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