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This contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9-12 as of the submission deadline. Entrants must submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,500 words concerning any subject or field of endeavor in a humanist context.
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- Awarded by:
- American Humanist Association (AHA)
The first-prize winner receives a $1,000 prize, a three-year membership to the AHA, and an invitation to present his/her essay at the Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association (does not include travel expenses). The second-prize winner receives a 'Humanist' library and a a three-year membership to the AHA. The third-prize winner receives a three-year membership to the AHA. Honorable mention winners receive a one-year membership to the AHA.
- One scholarship award offered annually, as well as several non-scholarship prizes.
The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.