“Should the University of Wisconsin teach patriotism?”
1st place: $2,500
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $1,000
Essays should be approximately 1,000 words in length. Only essays from undergraduate students will be accepted. The scholarship recipients are also invited to a dinner hosted by the Center.
Deadline: May 1, 2020.
The deadline has passed. Check back in the spring for our next essay competition!
“Should patriotism be taught at UW Madison?”
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“Should the U.S. Electoral College be abolished, reformed, or left to the states to determine?”
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