Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to Canadian and international students. They are looking for a single, specific, practical policy change that will have a big impact on the quality of lives (the social and/or economic well-being) of citizens through the essay contest. A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning candidates. Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process.
Mission of The Fraser Institute is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families, and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship, and choice on their well-being.
• The contest is open to Canadian and foreign students. A student is defined as someone who attends school in the 2015/2016 school year or is enrolled to attend in 2016/2017.
• Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines.
• There will be three separate categories: high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. The category definitions are based on your status in the 2015/2016 school year,for example, if you are an undergraduate student from fall 2015 until spring 2016, you qualify in the ‘Undergraduate’ category
How to Apply:
• To be considered for scholarship, you must complete the entry form and upload an essay on the given topic: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/education-programs/students/student-essay-contest-entry-form
• 2016 essay topic: Small change – Big Impact: Improving quality of life one policy change at a time. Your essay should use empirical analysis to measure the impact the policy reform would have.
• The essay must be between 1,000-1,500 words, not including references.
• Entry must be a single document, the header of each page of the essay must include the author’s full name and a page number.
• Essay entry must include a cover page, which the name of the author(s), mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. High school students should include school and grade. Postsecondary students should include school, major, and year of graduation
• A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded this year as $3,000 for high school, $3000 for undergraduate and $3000 for graduate students.
• Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process
You must submit your essay on or before June 20, 2016.
Link for More information:
For more information, you can call: 1-800-665-3558, ext 538 or email student-at-fraserinstitute.org