Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity!

I'm a member of the Washington County Bar Association and we are proud to offer 3 scholarships to Washington County high school seniors.  Here are the details:

Washington County Bar Association Law Day Scholarship

The Magna Carta was an attempt to limit the power of the Crown.  Though not the first, it was the most successful.  Over the course of the next 800 years, the idea of the Magna Carta gathered momentum and the ideas of liberty and justice became more and more important.  The concepts of liberty and justice kept monarchs and governments in check over the course of time.

In honor of the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Washington County Bar Association is offering three scholarships to deserving students.  The scholarship prizes are First Place $500; Second Place $300; Third Place $100.

1.     Student must be a senior in high school.
2.     Student must be a Washington County resident.
3.     Student must submit an essay on the topic:  The Magna Carta and its relevance in present day America.
4.     The essay must comply with the following rules:
a.      Cover page with name, address, and telephone number.
b.     Typed.
c.      12 point Times New Roman font.
d.     Double spaced.
e.      1,000 to 1,500 words (4 to 6 pages).
f.      Must include bibliography/works cited of at least 3 source.
g.     Use the citation style you learned in school.
5.     Students should not put the essay in a booklet.  Simply staple the pages together with the students name only on a cover page.

6.     The essay is due on June 30, 2015 and should be sent to:  Letisha Luecking Orlet, 236 East St. Louis St., Nashville, IL  62263.

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