Congressional Seminar Essay Contest for High School Students
Win the writing competition, win a free trip to Washington, D.C. from June 25-July 1, 2022
The Congressional Essay Contest is run by NSCDA Corporate Societies and Town Committees across the United States. Sophomore, junior, or senior year high school students submit essays that are then judged and awarded.
The essay topic changes annually. This year the NSCDA asks students to:
“Choose one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and discuss why it should or should not be changed in today’s high-tech global society.”
Winners receive full tuition and travel to the Washington Workshops “Congressional Seminar,” a week-long civic-focused adventure in our nation’s capital. The seminar provides two meals daily and an additional per diem, university campus housing and access to world-class museums, government offices, and memorable tours. Are you curious about what to expect on this trip? Click here to check out a past itinerary or watch this 4:30 minute video.
Learn more about the Washington Workshops Foundation.
- Review the Rules, Information, and Judging Criteria
- Digitally fill out the application
- Write a compelling 750 word essay
- Send in the application and essay to your state representative (contact email@example.com)
- Applications are due December 1
Note: Children and grandchildren of an active member of The NSCDA may not receive a scholarship to the Congressional Seminar. They are still eligible to participate. Email Libby Siskron, NSCDA Congressional Essay Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Encourage your students to complete and submit their applications.
Email Libby Siskron, NSCDA Congressional Essay Consultant at email@example.com for more information or if you have any questions.
Donations to this Essay Contest are greatly appreciated.
Congressional Seminar Essay Contest Gallery