EJI Racial Justice Essay Contest

August 26, 2021 – April 10, 2022 all-day

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Remembrance Project is pleased to announce a scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Mecklenburg County, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.

Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.  Essays should be between 800-1000 words, and be submitted along with an official entry form.  Click HERE for more details and information.

Scholarship winners will be announced and recognized at a ceremony in Spring 2022.

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