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Young Patriots Essay Contest

Sponsored by: National Center for Policy Analysis

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay regarding the following question is required: 'According to the four required readings (found on sponsor's application page), what policy changes should the government pursue in order to best foster economic prosperity?" Contest is designed to challenge students to creatively solve problems in the realm of public policy through writing. Recipient will receive maximum award amount; second and third place will receive average and minimum award amounts, respectively.


Application Deadline December 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Contest
Number of Applications 235
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $5,000
Average $3,000
Min $2,000


Max 3

Contact Information

Lauren Sabino
Director of Youth Programs
National Center for Policy Analysis
12770 Coit Road, Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75251 United States

Phone: (972) 308-6487
Fax: (972) 239-9823

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