California Freethought Day

$500 High School Essay Scholarship

We want to hear your thoughts on a time you realized you were wrong about the world around you. Enter our essay contest today!

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.
Learn About the Essay
Last year's CFD essay winner, Julia Vaughan (right), with Sarah Hagy (left) who won a similar essay contest. Both winners read their essays to the crowd at the California State Capitol.
And if you want to donate to support the California Freethought Day Scholarship Fund, please use the button below.
Support the Scholarship
(If you prefer not to use PayPal, you may donate via Facebook or mail a check.)
Of course, we also hope you'll join us at this year's big event. If you haven't yet, mark your calendar for October 13, 2019.

Registration will be opening in just a few weeks, but you can take a look at our preliminary speaker lineup today!

The California Freethought Day Planning Committee
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