Scholarships for WA High School Seniors from the Washington State Association for Justice

This announcement was recently posted on the Washington State Association for Justice’s blog. I wanted to pass this along in case any of you have high school seniors who may be interested in obtaining one of the scholarships. – Roxanne

WSAJ scholarships available for WA seniors

As part of our commitment to foster an awareness of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, the Washington State Association for Justice sponsors scholarship programs for high school seniors in Washington state.

We offer two scholarships — one is an essay scholarship, the other is need-based — that average $2,000 per award. Last year, WSAJ awarded four scholarships. Deadline for both is March 18, 2011.

  • The American Justice Essay Scholarship, established in 2000, is a statewide student essay scholarship program. Each year a new essay topic is chosen, based on WSAJ’s mission statement ideals and dealing with advocacy in the American justice system, and related issues. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on excellence in writing and eloquence in addressing the essay topic.
  • The WSAJ Presidents’ Scholarship, first awarded in 1991, was established to support and encourage the efforts of high school students who have overcome obstacles to achieve academically and socially. Past recipients have included cancer survivors, auto accident victims and teenagers with physical challenges. Competition for the scholarship has increased each year.

Applications can be downloaded here.

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