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Tell Us Why Free Speech is Important on Campus and Win $10,000 Scholarship!

Free speech is important on campus. Tell us why, and you could win a $10,000 college scholarship! High school juniors and seniors planning on attending college are invited to enter FIRE’s essay contest. Winners will receive one of nine college scholarships worth $10,000, $5000, $1000, or $500.

Do you know a high school junior or senior? Then send them this link——and encourage them to apply!

To enter, watch two FIRE videos—Silencing U: Five Outrageous Cases of Campus Censorship and What Every Student Should Know Before Starting College—and write an essay answering the question: “Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities?”

To view the full contest rules and entry form, visit and email with any questions.

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