Washington State Association for Justice/Washington State Association for Justice American Justice Essay & Video Scholarship

As part of the Washington State Association for Justice's (WSAJ) commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, WSAJ sponsors an annual statewide student essay and video scholarship program. For 2017, WSAJ will award two, $3,750 scholarships, one to an essayist and one to a videographer. The video scholarship winner's piece will be posted on WSAJ's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and may be aired on TV. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents attending high school in Washington state. Students need not attend a Washington college, but must start college within the next two years to receive the funds. If you have questions about the prompt or the practice of law, please contact anita@washingtonjustice.org and we will connect you with an attorney to answer your questions. The prompt for both scholarships is: Forced arbitration clauses in consumer contracts–How do they affect us? Essay option: Write a 700-800 word essay on this subject. Video option: Create a video of no more than 60 seconds in length on this subject in the format of a Public Service Announcement, as well as writing a 300-400 word summary on this subject and the inspiration for the video. The video must be uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo and the link shared with the scholarship committee. WSAJ reserves the right to make the winning video available to the general public. By submitting a video, you grant WSAJ a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use and authorize others to use your video for any purpose. You also guarantee that no other person, corporation or organization has a copyright interest in your video. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 17, 2017.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
March 17
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
Area of Study
Criminal Justice/Criminology, Law/Legal Services, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Social Sciences
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Scholarship Coordinator
Washington State Association for Justice
1809 7th Ave Suite 1500
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA , 98101
(206) 464-1011

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