The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors. This year’s topic will be on the 19th Amendment which guarantees women the right to vote in the United States. The contest’s six winners will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference November 16-20th in Orlando, Florida where they will network with, be mentored by, and speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the United States.
“This is an excellent opportunity for local students of the Classes of 2016 and 2017,” said NFWL and NRA member Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers. “This contest will help six young women enhance their understanding of the role of women in politics through a hands-on learning experience. It provides an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills while assisting with college tuition expenses.”
Entries must be received or postmarked no later than July 8, 2016, after which an NFWL selection committee will judge each essay and determine the six winners. The judges will primarily consider their understanding of the 19th Amendment and American Constitution with original insight.
Founded in 1938, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) enables women lawmakers to be more effective leaders. NFWL provides women Members of Congress, state legislators, county commissioners, and city council members with strategic resources, including debates and briefings on the issues, leadership skill development, and opportunities for networking. The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in 1871 and since its inception has been the premier firearms education and gun safety organization in the world.
Questions by potential applicants may be directed to Senator Bowers at
785-243-3325×2 or to the NFWL office at 703 518-7931 or email Elaine at [email protected].