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[s50] Sen. Becker: Hoosier Women Encouraged to Apply for National Essay Contest, Chance to Visit Capitol
Start Date: 7/24/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/24/2013
Entry Description
STATEHOUSE (July 24, 2013) — State Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) encourages female high school students to enter the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL) 16th-annual Bill of Rights Essay Contest. Winners receive a college scholarship and a trip to the NFWL conference in Washington, D.C.

“This year’s contest encourages young women to think about critical contemporary issues, such as the impact of extensive government surveillance and sexual assaults in the military,” Becker said. “Analyzing these issues not only shows maturity on a personal level, but also demonstrates a crucial desire to engage in and improve our government.”

Interested students must be female, college-bound juniors or seniors in high school, and must submit an application form and essay on current issues related to the Bill of Rights. Applicants must also be sponsored by a female state legislator.

The six contest winners will receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in November for the NFWL’s annual conference.

“I would be honored to sponsor any young woman from our state who is passionate about these important issues facing Indiana and our nation,” Becker said. “This conference provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students interested in politics and government, and I strongly encourage Hoosier women to apply.”

Students can find the contest application on the NFWL website. Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2013. Students seeking sponsorship can contact Becker at or 800-382-9467.

The NFWL is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting women in leadership positions and government. The scholarship contest is co-sponsored by the National Rifle Association. For more information, contact Alex Rich at or 202-293-3040.
Contact Information:
Name: Molly Johnson
Phone: 317-234-9133
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