The American Educational League Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. Applicants are asked to write a 2,000 word essay on one of the following topics: death penalty vs. life sentence, national defense vs. international defense, bankruptcy vs. government bailouts and same sex marriage vs. heterosexual marriage.
Each essay must also be accompanied by an entry form and a short biography. First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,250, and third prize is $1,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Website: Americanism Educational League Essay Contest