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The Brazoria County Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Brazoria County Bar Association & the American Bar Association Law Day 2024, is sponsoring a $1,000 Essay Writing Contest.

“Voices of Democracy

“The Voices of Democracy Law Day theme encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections by deepening their understanding of the electoral process; discussing issues in honest and civil ways; turning out to vote; and, finally, helping to move the country forward after free and fair elections. In this way, Americans ensure that our government remains responsive to the wishes of the people. We invite all Americans to join us on May 1, 2024, to celebrate Law Day by lifting their voices to strengthen our democracy”.

All scholarship entries should reflect the student’s interpretation of the 2024 Law Day theme by responding to the following prompt:

” In light of the upcoming presidential election, submissions to the Law Day contest will explain or depict the value of voting and expressing political views pursuant to the rule of law and the voting rights protected by our court system. “


  • 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 is contingent upon applicant providing proof of Fall 2024 enrollment at a college/university accredited by the 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 above-referenced prompt in 750 words or less. The essay must be no more than three pages, typewritten, and be double-spaced.
  • 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 submitted work must be the student’s own original work.
  • The applicant agrees that by submitting an application, they are declaring they meet all the stated requirements of eligibility contained herein.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Submission of application does not guarantee applicant will be awarded a scholarship.

The essay must be submitted by March 31, 2024 by 5:00PM.

Form submission is now closed.