Scholarship Winners for the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Essay Contest Announced

Monday, October 17th, 2016


IMMEDIAFinal Vertical CroppedTE RELEASE: The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association Announces Scholarship Winners for the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Essay Scholarship

 

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(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest.

Applicants were given four prompt options, all of which examined the topic of the 19th Amendment’s historical and modern significance. The essay topics asked students to further analyze the role of women in American politics, which led to a diversity of responses from the over 100 students who applied for the scholarship.

Six winners whose essays were selected will receive a $3,000 scholarship towards college and an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, November 16-20. Each scholarship recipient will also have a sponsoring elected woman accompany her to the conference where they will be presented the award.

2016 Scholarship Winners are:

  • Darcy Farwell or Valdosta, GA
  • Olivia Hoynes of Greenville, NC
  • Suzan Kim of Cresskill, NJ
  • Christal Lee of Layton, UT
  • Ashia Lewis of Arlington, TX
  • Florence Sliger of Asotin, WA

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About the National Foundation For Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL) Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance.   As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.   www.womenlegislators.org