F.I.R.E. Free Speech $10,000 Essay Contest

Scholarship Name: F.I.R.E. Free Speech $10,000 Essay Contest

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: December 31, 2019


Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.

Word Length

Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic.


FIRE must receive all entries by 11:59 EST, December 31, 2019. Winners will be announced by January 31, 2020.

Scholarship Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, three $1,000 third place prizes and four $500 prizes will be awarded.

To apply, click FIRE.