Entry Form

Application Entry

Court Records Scholarship submissions open on September 1st, 2020. Review the Scholarship Rules, then submit your essay to the application form (located on this page). There will be three winners:

  1. First place $1,500
  2. Second place $500
  3. Third place $500

The DUE DATE is September 1st, 2021 and no new entries will be accepted after this date. Essays are judged by their innovation and professionalism. ALL sources used in the essay must have proper citation. Most preferred writing formats are MLA and APA. Your essay will contain a minimum word count of 1,000 words and a maximum of 1,500 words. Include your first and last name at the top of your document. Below are the essay questions each applicant must answer:

Essay Questions:

  1. How does having clear and prompt access to court records help you as a professional?
    • How do they help prevent future crime?
  2. How do your local news-people, government officials, and legal professionals view the issue? (interviews encouraged!)

Sign the below consent form if you are under the age of 18.

Court Records Scholarship Consent Form.pdf

Take the signed consent form and upload it to the application, when prompted.

For more details about the scholarship, visit the scholarship’s introduction page.