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Scholarship Name:

Ninth Circuit Civic Contest Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered by the Ninth Circuit to high school students.

Award Amount:


Up to $2,000.00/trip

Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must be a high school student located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the United States Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; 2) Students in the 9th – 12th grades in public, private, parochial and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status are eligible to apply for this scholarship award; 3) The contest has two (2) components:

i) Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words; and/or,

ii) Individuals and teams of up to three (3) students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the contest theme.

4) A student may submit both an essay and video; 5) A student may submit only one (1) essay and be involved in the production of only one (1) video; 6) Video must be submitted as MOV, MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG, AVI or WMV files; 7) Resolutions of 720×486 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels are acceptable; 8) Video files may not exceed 1GB in size; 9) Videos should be compressed using the H.264 codec; 10) Scholarships awarded as follows:

o First Place: $2,000.00, plus travel and accommodations to attend the 2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Francisco, California

o Second Place: $1,000.00

o Third Place: $500.00

NOTE: The topic for the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is as follows: Consider and describe the relevance of the Japanese internment today as our nation combats terrorism.







Alaska AK, Arizona AZ, California CA, Hawaii HI, Idaho ID, Montana MT, Nevada NV, Oregon OR, Washington WA, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be a high school student

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Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Ninth Circuit
Office of the Circuit Executive
Telephone: (415) 355-8973




                April 16, 2017 (NLT 11:59 p.m. PST) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).