We believe that secular rights, science, and the First Amendment should be celebrated, and want to support students as they further their education.
$500 High School Essay Scholarship
Last year we were thrilled to announce our first-ever high school scholarship built around the theme of #FakeNews. Out of the twenty outstanding applicants we chose an entry from Julia Vaughan, a student at Bear River High School in Grass Valley. After reading her winning essay at our Supporters' Reception and again in front of hundreds at the State Capitol, we gave her a $250 check for college tuition.
This year, our board voted to double the scholarship to $500!
Our essay prompt is simple: Describe a time when you discovered that something you were told, or took for granted, was factually wrong.
If you know of any California high school students, we hope you'll share this opportunity with them.