Entities will sponsor new Pearl Harbor Scholarship Rep. Judy Clark announces that the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring a "Bill of Rights Since Pearl Harbor" essay contest for college-bound female high school seniors in the class of 2001 and 2002.
The contest's seven winners will receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they will speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the United States.
"This is such a great opportunity for our local students in the class of 2001 and 2002," said Clark, an NFWL member. "This contest helps seven young women demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, contribute to public policy, develop their leadership skills � and attend college.
"This summer, the movie Pearl Harbor recalls the role our grandparents played in advancing individual liberty here at home and around the world and what motivated them," she continued. "I'm glad that this scholarship contest encourages young women to interview grandfathers, and especially grandmothers, who served in the armed services in World War II or as 'Rosy the Riveter' at home, and explore the sacrifices that generation made for liberty and freedom."
The contest deadline is Aug. 7, after which an NFWL selection committee will judge the essays and determine the seven winners. The entries will be judged on original research and analysis, knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, fresh insights, story-telling skills and other expressive and persuasive writing skills.
The National Foundation for Women Legislators enables women lawmakers to be more effective; while not endorsing public policy positions. NFWL provides women members of Congress and state legislators with networking opportunities, leadership skills development, and debates and briefings on issues.
Questions by potential applicants may be directed to Clark at 605-624-9795.