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Freedom From Religion Foundation Michael Hakeem Memorial Ongoing College Essay Competition


Any currently enrolled college student may submit essay. Any college-bound high school seniors enter our high school contest. "My morals do not come from God, they come from . . ." is the open-ended topic offered to ongoing college students in the Michael Hakeem Memorial Contest. College students are asked to write essays of 450-650 words due by July 1, with winners announced in August. All the rules and online application are here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B8F3235

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 16 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 24 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: USA or Canada
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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FFRF College Essay Contest
Address PO Box 750
Madison, WI 53701