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Michael Hakeem Memorial Essay Contest for Ongoing College Students


Open to all ongoing undergraduate college students up to age 24 already attending a North American college or university. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate from college by spring or summer of 2020. If you're entering college in Fall 2020 for the first time, please enter FFRF's contest for college-bound high school seniors. If you're a student of color up to age 21, who is currently enrolled in college, you may enter this contest or the David Hudak Student of Color Contest, but you may not enter both contests. Applicant must submit a 450-650 words essay using the topic "The Necessity of Freethought ÔÇö Why I am Not Religious."

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