The Matters Of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest

This is certainly an interesting college scholarship as it focuses on helping students develop an awareness of the issues surrounding aid-in-dying. The scholarship also aims to finically assist college-bound scholars. Obviously the first question that comes to every potential applicants mind when dealing with any scholarship is: how much can I win?

Well, we will get to that information below. Our goal at Writing Scholarships is to make the process of applying for a scholarship as simple as possible. Let’s take a look at what The Matters Of Life & Death Scholarship has to offer.

The Scholarship

Remember, this is a “writing” scholarship so you should expect to write an essay in order to win. We are not entirely sure if the topic you will be writing about stays the same or changes after the scholarship for the annual period has been given out. So, to avoid any confusion we are going to provide you with a link to the scholarship page where you will be able to view the topic you will write about.
Three awards will be given out to the three best essays:

1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $250

Qualifications For The Scholarship

As with every scholarship, there are certain qualifications that applicants will have to meet in order to be eligible to win.

  • You need to be currently going to a California high school (home schooled applications are accepted.)
  • This scholarship is only available to juniors and seniors in high school.
  • You need to be planning on going to a U.S. college after high school.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

What The Application Consists Of

As far as we can tell there is no application for this scholarship. You simply write your essay, submit it and you are done. However, this brings up an excellent question:
How should the essay be written?

  • The essay can be no more than 1,000 words (it is important to not go over this limit or your chances of winning will be thrown out.
  • The essay must be in 12-point Times New Roman Font.
  • The essay must be single spaced.
  • A cover page must be provided. The cover page should include your name, address, phone number, email address, your schools name, grade level and a word count of your essay.
  • When you save your essay be sure to name the file as “your last name, your first name.”