Scholarships and Awards

The Fraser Institute
STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $500
High school category: $250

DOES FREE TRADE REDUCE GLOBAL POVERTY?

Recommendations:

Students may: Analyze research on trade and poverty; determine what the weight of research, particularly empirical research, shows about trade and poverty; and suggest specific reforms to the world trading system that would help reduce global poverty.

Application Rules:

1. Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines. Secondary students will be considered in a separate category, with a cash prize of $250. Outstanding high school submissions will not be excluded from winning the $500 and $1,000 post-secondary prizes.

2. Entry must include two clean copies of a typed essay of 1,000-1,500 words, and a cover sheet including the student’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth. High school students include school and grade. Post-secondary students, include school, major, and year of graduation.

3. Entries will be accepted in English and French.

4. Entries may be submitted by e-mail, as a single attachment only, not as text in the body of an e-mail message. Attachment must include cover page, and two copies of the essay, in one Microsoft Word document.

5. Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from contest.

6. Entries will be judged on originality, expression of ideas, presentation, and understanding of competitive markets.

7. All entries become of the property of The Fraser Institute. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners may have their essays published in Fraser Institute periodicals.

8. A resource guide for this topic is available here: http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/studentcentre/files/Resource_Guide03.pdf

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE CONTEST WEBSITE AT:
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/studentcentre/essay.asp?tnav=1&scnav=4

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