WSAJ each year offers scholarships to high school students and law school students.
For the full list of application guidelines, visit washingtonjustice.org/scholarship.
For the American Justice Essay and Video Scholarship, one of the high school scholarships, the prompt is:
Most people understand they can go to jail if they commit a crime. By contrast, the civil justice system provides a means for holding people accountable when their non‐criminal actions cause harm to others. The recent shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heels of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012, has kept alive the debate surrounding racial profiling and justifications for police action and self‐defense. What role can the current civil (not criminal) justice system play in preventing such shootings while balancing the need for public safety and self‐protection?
The deadline for the high school scholarships is March 13, 2015.