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    HSLDA Contests

    Offered by Home School Legal Defense Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 17, 2024
    Multiple awards worth


    Grade level

    High School Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    The HSLDA Contests are funded by the Home School Legal Defense Association, an organization dedicated to protecting parents’ rights to homeschooling and providing homeschooling families with the necessary resources. Each year, the Home School Legal Defense Association Contests award scholarships of varying amounts to multiple homeschooled students aged 7-19 (2nd graders through high school seniors) who create and submit original pieces of artwork, videos, or writing. The contests are split into six types: Poetry, Video, Photo, Short Story, Art, and Essay. Each year, the Poetry and Video Contests run from February 1 – April 1, the Photo and Short Story Contests run from June 1 – August 1, and the Art and Essay Contests run from October 1 – December 1.

    If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Students

    Academic Interest

    Visual & Performing Arts, Film/Video Production, Photography/Photojournalism

    Other Category



    Applicants must be (1) aged 7-19 and (2) have an interest in photography, poetry, writing, creative writing, or videography.

    Application information

    In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an artistic or written piece of their own creation. Such pieces may include a poem, short story, video, or photo. However, as the type of piece that must be submitted changes each quarter, we would recommend checking that on the HSLDA website before applying.

    Essay may be required, depending on contest type

    Video may be required, depending on contest type

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Home School Legal Defense Association at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the HSLDA Contests is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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