The cost of higher education in the United States is rising and student debt recently surpassed all other types of household debt except for mortgages.
Nevertheless, a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that college is still a good investment. According to the study, the average college graduate earns $78,000 per year, compared to $45,000 for those with only a high school diploma.
What’s more, a bachelor’s degree gives students, on average, more career options, meaning the chances of having a satisfying career are much higher.
Here at Enjuris, we recognize the serious financial obstacles that stand in the way of many people getting a higher education. We strive to do our part to help make the college experience attainable for EVERYONE.
With this in mind, our 2020 Scholarship Essay Contest will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who crafts the best response to the following question:
What legal obligations and duties should employers and businesses owe workers and the public to protect them from diseases such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Ideas for getting started
The coronavirus has dominated the news cycle this year. Here’s your chance to think through some of the legal implications.
Below are just a few of the related questions you might want to consider for your response:
- Should employers force their employees to wear masks?
- Should employers force customers to wear masks?
- Should employers require employees to stay home if they’re sick?
- Do an employer’s obligations change if its employees or customers are more or less vulnerable?
We’re looking for concise and thoughtful responses. Don’t just tell us what obligations employers should owe workers and the public, tell us WHY you think these obligations should exist.
Scholarship guidelines and requirements
Here are the guidelines:
- Send us an answer to the bolded question above ranging from 500-750 words.
- All entries must be submitted by October 15, 2020.
- You must be a citizen or resident alien of the U.S. AND currently registered at a U.S. college or university.
- The writing and any accompanying materials must be unique (not submitted elsewhere), original, and your own creation.
- We need you to read, complete, sign, and return to us the (PDF) Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only 1 submission per student will be considered.
- Include a brief bio (up to 300 words) to be used with your essay.
You’ll also have the opportunity to include any of your social media links, although it’s not required. Visit our Scholarship Essay Contest Page for more information.
Ready, set, go!
This is the 4th year that Enjuris has run this contest. We love doing our part to expand college scholarship opportunities for students all across the country.
To get a better sense of the kind of essay that will help you win, take a look at our past scholarship winners:
- 2019 Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest winner
- 2018 Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest winner
- 2018 Enjuris “Drive Safe” Scholarship Essay Contest winner
- 2017 Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest winner