Due to COVID-19, Law Day 2020 has been postponed.  We hope to host Law Day and give out scholarships later this year.

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LAW DAY 2020 College Scholarship

The Brazoria County Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Brazoria County Bar Association & the American Bar Association Law Day 2020, is sponsoring an Essay Writing Contest.

The scholarship(s) will be handed out at the Annual Law Day Luncheon which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020.  The student, while encouraged to attend with at most two guests, does not have to be present to receive their scholarship award.

“Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100”

In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.  American women fought for, and won, the vote through their voice and action. 

ESSAY CONTEST

*Applicants for this scholarship must be current 12th grade high school students: attending high school in Brazoria County, Texas or residing in Brazoria County, Texas.  Furthermore, the scholarship award is contingent upon applicant providing proof of Fall 2020 enrollment at a college/university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accreditation entity or a Council for Higher Education-recognized accreditation entity.

*The essay must be written in response to the following prompt:  In 750 words or less, explain the importance of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote. Additionally, how did the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago encourage our free society in the present?   What can we do to ensure the work of the suffragists, who got this Amendment adopted 100 years ago, continues?

*All expenses involved in preparing and submitting an entry are the entrant’s responsibility.

*Entrants must allow the Brazoria County Bar Foundation, the Brazoria County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and/or the State Bar of Texas to reproduce entries in any medium without restriction.

*The essay must: accompany the entry form, be between 400 and 750 words, be typewritten and be double-spaced.

*The submitted work must be the student’s own original work.

*The essay must be received by the Brazoria County Bar Foundation by Friday, March 20, 2020.

*Only one entry per student.

Entries must be mailed to:

Brazoria County Bar Foundation

P. O. Box 1687

Angleton, TX    77516-1687

Link to print and fill out form to accompany your essay submission:

2020 Law Day Awards Entry_Release Form