Tell Us Why Free Speech Is Important on Campus and You Could Win a $10,000 Scholarship!

December 10, 2013

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, $5,000, $1,000, or $500. But be sure to enter your essay soon, because time is running out! All essays are due by January 1, 2014.

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?”

Visit to view the full contest rules and entry form, and email essaycontest@thefire.orgwith any questions.

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