The McCarthey Foundation is offering scholarships to Utah students who write essays in defense of free press.
Essay subject: “Why the free press matters in democracy.” Entrants should provide reasons and examples to support their position.
- Students in grades 6-8 are asked to write a 500 word essay. The winner will receive $1,500.
- Students in grades 9-12 are asked to write a 750 word essay. The winner will receive $2,500.
- College students are asked to write a 1,000 word essay. The winner will receive $4,000.
The deadline for the submissions are Friday September 21st. Those that enter should email a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org and include their name, phone number, email address, grade, school name and in the case of college students, both their department and school name.
Winners will be introduced at the 13th Annual McCarthey Foundation Lecture: In Praise of Independent Journalism.