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The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest. The essay contest is sponsored by Copart, the premier destination for quality vehicles. The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. A total of $9,000 scholarship award is available for the winning candidates.

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The goal of organization goal is to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems.

  • Any American citizen or lawful resident who is currently a student in grades 6-12, or recent high school graduates who have never enrolled as a degree-seeking student in any college or university.
  • If you have enrolled in a college course for dual credit during high school, you are still eligible.
  • One other caveat: if you have ever won first place in a previous year’s Young Patriots Essay Contest, you are not eligible to win again.
  • Homeschool students are eligible.
  • American citizens residing abroad are eligible.
  • Non-citizen legal residents are also eligible. International students who do not meet these criteria are not eligible.

Applying for the scholarship the candidates must fill the entry form and submit the essay. The link is:

  • Your essay should be written in English and should not exceed 1,200 words.
  • Your bibliography does not count towards your word total.
  • The topic for the 2016-2017 scholarship essay contest is:“Are international free trade agreements in the best interest of the United States?

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Earn a college scholarship of up to $9,000.
  • Have your essay published on Debate Central.
  • See your essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page.
  • Have your essay shared with 200,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email.
  • Have your winning entry be sent to your hometown newspapers, radio, and TV.

The application form and essay must be submitted by Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 11:00pm.

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The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of economics and public policy through the art of writing. The current prompt is "Drawing on the readings, discuss the relationship between individual freedom and social/economic prosperity. Feel free to incorporate outside research. " The short required readings are available for free on the contest main page.

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  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must currently be a high school student

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Young Patriots Essay Contest

Sponsored by: National Center for Policy Analysis

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay regarding the following question is required: 'According to the four required readings (found on sponsor's application page), what policy changes should the government pursue in order to best foster economic prosperity?" Contest is designed to challenge students to creatively solve problems in the realm of public policy through writing. Recipient will receive maximum award amount; second and third place will receive average and minimum award amounts, respectively.

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This contest is for high school students. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to economics and public policy. See website for details.

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2017 Grade 9-12 Young Patriot Sierra Moak

2016 Grade 6-8 Young Patriot Baylee White

2016 Grade 9-12 Young Patriot Nathan Tilley (presented in Florida)

2015 Grade 6-8 Young Patriot Bryson Overton

2015 Grade 9-12 Young Patriot Gavin Overton

***2017 APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED***

Contest open dates May 2, 2017 through July 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual, Young Patriots Essay Competition. The goal of the contest is to raise patriotism awareness among our middle and high school students and is a joint initiative between Dell Inc. and the Special Operations Communicators Association (SOCA). Child dependents of SOCA Members (grades 6-12) are asked to submit an essay on the below listed topic to the Young Patriots Essay Committee. The committee will select two winners from all of the qualified entries, to award two Dell tablet’s and audio book series of the Rush Revere Patriot Series to the winner from each of the two categories below.

Applicants must submit a 1-2 page essay on the below topic. Before filling out the form, ensure you have your last report card and essay in a digital format to upload it into the block provided. Entries must be received by July 1, 2017. The winners will be notified by July 15, 2017 and announced on this page.

2017 Young Patriots Essay Topic: You have been invited to the White House. The President of the United States asks you what your number one concern is and what you would like done about it and why?

Applicant’s parent or guardian must be a SOCA member.

Category 1 is for students entering 6th-8th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.

Category 2 is for students entering 9th-12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.

The winners for this year’s awards will be required to take a presentation photo with the SOCA President and the Dell Inc. representative and authorize the use of their picture to the SOCA website for publicity purposes.

Children must obtain their parent’s permission to enter the contest and to help with the essay submission on our website.

Previous contest winners are not eligible to participate in consecutive years.

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First, second and third prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 respectively. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.

Three awards offered annually.

The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to think critically about current events, do some problem solving, and creatively engage with public policy through the art of writing.

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.

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Young Patriot Essay Contest 2017

We have winners for the 2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest! Three teens took home $9,000 in scholarships from Debate Central’s Young Patriots Essay Contest, sponsored by NCPA and Copart, with essays on whether international free trade agreements are in the best interest of the United States. Over 700 students entered and from those the 2017 Winners are:

Juliana Good – a senior at Red Mountain High School, took first place and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

Kelsey Ge – a sophomore at Ward Melville High School, took second place and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

Kim Phan – a senior at Boston Latin School, took third place and was awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

Click on each name to read their winning entry. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Young Patriots Essay Contest

Scholarship title: Young Patriots Essay Contest

Applicable Majors: All fields of study

In honor of Navy SEAL Team 6, Debate Central is proud to announce the Young Patriots Essay Contest. This year’s topic asks: “Should government be the provider?”

The central question of government is defining its role. What should a government provide to its citizens and why should it do so? Students are invited to describe their vision for the world they will one day lead.

Enter Debate Central’s first Young Patriots Essay Contest and you could:

  • Earn a college scholarship of up to $3,000
  • Have your essay published on Debate Central
  • See your essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page
  • Have your essay shared with 350,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email
  • Have your winning entry be sent to your hometown newspapers, radio and TV

To enter, email us your typed, double-spaced submission (1,200 words maximum) in a Microsoft Word document.

The contest begins October 1st and runs until November 30th. It is open to students attending a United States middle or high school or in a documented home school program at the time of entry. For further rules and information, please visit our website.

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The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing.

The topic for the 2016-2017 scholarship essay contest is: “Are international free trade agreements in the best interest of the United States? Why or why not?” Contest participants have the opportunity to: Earn a college scholarship of up to $5,000. Have your essay published on Debate Central. See your essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page. Have your essay shared with 200,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email. Have your winning entry be sent to your hometown newspapers, radio and TV.

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Scholarship Friday: Young Patriots Essay Contest

The Young Patriots Essay Contest is currently being offered by the National Center for Policy Analysis. This is an essay contest open to all high school students. The winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Topic and formatting

This contest is designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of public policy through the art of writing. The topic of this year’s essay contest is: “According to the four required readings. What policy changes should the government pursue in order to best foster economic prosperity?” Note that the four required readings are available at the above link.

Your essay should be written in English and should not exceed 1,200 words. More questions on format (and on the contest in general) can be found answered on the contest website.

Aside from the aforementioned scholarships, winners will:

  • Have their essay published on Debate Central
  • See their essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page
  • Have their essay shared with 350,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email
  • Have their winning entry be sent to their hometown newspapers, radio and TV.

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