Go Blue America Thought Leadership Scholarship

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Go Blue America
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$509
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate
4
Contributions
Eligibility Requirements
Education Status:
College freshman
Education Status:
College freshman

Gerrymandering, regardless of political party, is a detriment to our foundational charter of being a representative democracy. By "stacking the deck" based on expected voting patterns, we have devolved in representing the people, and instead are drawing districts that can put our preferred political representatives into power.

The Go Blue America Thought Leadership Scholarship is designed to encourage students to think about important societal issues and come up with viable solutions to these problems.

You must be an incoming freshman at an accredited 4-year college or university with an interest in studying political science, criminal justice, pre-law, or economics to be eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, please write a short essay on why our current gerrymandering policies are dangerous, and how we can inject equity into the process on a state-by-state level.

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Selection Criteria:
$509
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate
4
Contributions
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Essay Topic

Why are our current gerrymandering policies dangerous, and how we can inject equity into the process on a state-by-state level?

200–300 words

Winning Application

Bess Connolly
Macalester CollegeMadison, WI

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2021.

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