The Eastside Republican Club will award a $1,000 scholarship
to the author of the first place essay, a $750 scholarship to
the author of the second place essay, and a $500 scholarship
to the author of the third place essay, as determined by the Club’s judges,
submitted on the following topic:
“What is the responsibility of
the media in a free society?”
Essays should demonstrate the
submitter’s knowledge of history and/or include personal experiences
of the submitter, family, or friends.
be currently enrolled as high school students graduating in 2017 or
as freshmen or sophomores in an accredited college or university.
Submitters must also either permanently reside in, or be attending a public, private,
or home school located in, King County, Washington.
By submitting an essay, the submitter
declares that the essay is their original work, that they received
no more than limited assistance from others, and that the work does not violate the
intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.
Essays must be submitted in Microsoft
Word (DOC or DOCX), plain text (TXT), or Portable Document Format
(PDF) format, must not exceed 500 words in length, and must be in
Submissions must be received by 11:59PM
on Friday, April 21, 2017. Submissions must be emailed to scholarship (at) eastsiderepublicanclub.org. The email
message must include the following information about the submitter:
full name, age, full residence address, telephone number, email address,
school currently attending, and school planning to attend in fall
2017. The essay must be included either as an attachment to the email or in the body
of the email. Only one essay will be accepted per submitter.
decision of the judges is final and nonreviewable. The winner of the scholarship will be
notified on or about April 25, 2017. The winner will be
publicly announced and the scholarship presented at the Club’s monthly meeting on
May 2, 2017, in Bellevue, WA. The winner is encouraged, but is not
required, to be present at the meeting to receive the scholarship in
All submitted essays become
property of Eastside Republican Club to use, reproduce, or
distribute as it sees fit in its sole discretion, including
publication on the Club’s web site, although authorship will be
acknowledged. In addition, by submitting an essay, the submitter
grants permission to the Club to use her or his name and photograph
for publicity purposes, including, but not limited to, announcing
the winner of the scholarship.
For more information about the
Eastside Republican Club Scholarship Essay Program or these rules, email
info (at) eastsiderepublicanclub.org.
Click here to see the winners of the ERC 2016 Scholarship Essay