The Bonneville County Republican Central Committee are thrilled to announce an annual Independence Day Essay Scholarship opportunity for Bonneville County Students!
As we approach Independence Day with it’s compliment of fireworks, BBQ, and parades we will also be given the chance to remember the greater meaning behind our celebrations. For as Rudyard Kipling noted, “All we have of freedom, all we use or know — This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.”
Such reverent remembrance ensures that the freedom we celebrate with a well-seasoned frank or a festive float shall remain ever more in this shining city on a hill. We are Republicans because, as our platform reminds us, “We believe the United States Constitution is the greatest and most inspired document to govern a nation, and the republican form of government it gives us is the best guarantor of freedom in history.” The Bonneville County Republican Party believes there is no greater responsibility than to help to instill the same respect we have for our Republic and it’s founding documents in future generations. Recognizing, as former President Reagan noted, that, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
In this spirit, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee are pleased to announce the launch of an annual Independence Day Essay Scholarship for Bonneville County’s graduating and incoming High School seniors. We invite our future generation of leaders to think deeply on “What Independence Day Means” to them and to distill those thoughts into a 500-1000 word essay. The BCRCC will review these essays and award a first and second place entry with a scholarship in the amount of $500 and $250 respectively. We ask that applicants submit their essays electronically to BCRCC 2nd Vice Chairman, John Henager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st. Additional guidelines and information are outlined in the first comment on this thread.
As Republicans we believe in a platform which states, “… the future of this great state lies with our faith and reliance on God our Creator, in our strong efforts to uphold family values, and in the quality of education provided for its citizens. We believe that successful education is a joint responsibility of the individual, the family, and the community.”
We are pleased to offer this community opportunity for our students to contemplate the greater meaning of our Independence Day and to reward their efforts and assist in their pursuance of further educational achievements. As always, we invite you all to become more involved in your local Bonneville County Republican Party and look forward to joining you this 4th of July as we celebrate the incredible opportunities afforded to each of us by this great country.
BCRCC Independence Day Scholarship Guidlines:
Applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “What Independence Day Means to Me.” Submissions should be anywhere from 500-1000 words in length and must be the authors original work. All submissions should be in 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1” margins, and include a cover page. Please do not include any identifying information anywhere but the cover page. Eligible applicants must be incoming seniors for the 2018-2019 academic year or graduating seniors from the 2017-2018 academic year currently residing in Bonneville County, Idaho. All submissions must be received by July 1st, 2018. All essays received will be reviewed anonymously by a standing subcommittee of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee who will select a 1st and 2nd place essay to be awarded a $500.00 and $250.00 scholarship respectively. Scholarships will be awarded no later than July 3rd, 2018. Through submission all applicants agree to release publishing and reproductions rights of their work to the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee. Submissions should be submitted electronically to BCRCC 2nd Vice-Chairman, John Henager, via email at email@example.com.