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Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest

Offered by Center for Independent Thought

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 7, 2024
51 awards worth

$50 - $2,500

Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

March 22, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest gives students an opportunity to express themselves and win great prizes. The contest is open to students in grades 5 to 12, age 10 to 18, residing in North America, Hawaii, or at a U.S. military address. Students may submit their essays directly, or have them submitted by a teacher or parent. Employees of Stossel in the Classroom, Stossel TV, and Center for Independent Thought, or any person or organization involved in the operation and/or setup of the contest, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Previous winners of a Stossel in the Classroom first-place prize are not eligible for prizes in subsequent contests. Be sure to proofread your essay before it’s submitted and be mindful of the 500 – 1,000 word requirement. Most of all, be sure to cite your sources and check your facts. If you’re a 5th – 12th grader who has a passion for history and/or economics, we encourage you to apply!

About Center for Independent Thought

The Center for Independent Thought (CIT) seeks to expand awareness of individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Toward that goal, CIT works with teachers, scholars, and international free-market organizations to develop critical thinking and bring the ideas of liberty to people around the globe.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

High School Students

Citizenship

US Citizens

Academic Interest

Economics, History

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be between 10 and 18 years old.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500 - 1,000 word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Center for Independent Thought at [email protected].

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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