The Second Amendment to the Constitution Essay Contest is another scholarship contest that is available in two categories, Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades nine and below). This contest is sponsored by The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and is about celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The participating students are asked to submit an essay on this topic: “The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.” The length of essay must be around 1,000 words; it should be original and free from grammatical errors. The essay must be typed in double spaced and includes the following information: student’s name, age, address, telephone number, school and grade level. Student must likewise attach on the essay a statement from their teacher or parent that the essay is their original work.
The essay along with other information should be submitted by mail at NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund,
Office of General Counsel, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 on or before is December 1, 2009. Winners will be published in InSights and one of the Official Journals of NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.
Each first prize winner in the above categories will win a $1,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds for their college education. Aside from the $1,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds, the sponsors will also choose winners for the second prizes amounting to $600 in Savings Bonds; winners for the third prizes amounting to $200 in Savings Bonds; and winners for the honorable mention who will receive $100 in Savings Bonds.