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.
Why are our current gerrymandering policies dangerous, and how we can inject equity into the process on a state-by-state level?
The application deadline is Jul 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $509.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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