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#ShesConservative Essay Contest

The 2017 Essay Contest is closed! Check back soon for details about the 2018 contest!

When was the last time you had the chance to win $1,000 for less than 1,000 words? Applications are now closed for the 2017 NeW Essay Contest. NeW works to make sure conservative college women are finding their voices and conservative views are heard on campus.

NeW accepted applications for the 2017 #ShesConservative Essay Contest through September 27. The Contest was open to high school seniors and college students who competed in separate categories. The first place winner in each category receives a scholarship of $1,000. You must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry. For questions, please email [email protected].

The top essays will be included on the NeW website.

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2014 Essay Contest Winner Mallory Carr from Georgetown University addressed how college campuses have shut down conservative commencement speakers, like Condoleezza Rice. She wrote, “College campuses, due to their insularity, have become more and more repressive of views differing from the approved script. As long as conservative women continue to prove themselves independent and...

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