The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them. Students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of 14 students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $19,000. In their essays, students must not only share their understanding of what civil discourse is meant to be but also relate what it looks like when it works—and when it does not—and why. Students are encouraged to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what they write.
Deadline: April 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (PT), for essays
Plus: The We the Students contest isn’t the only opportunity for students to win scholarships and prizes by taking on the crucial issues of the day. Every two weeks on the Bill of Rights Institute’s Think the Vote debate platform, students are invited to share their opinions on a currentevents–related question. Students who make the most persuasive case for their position win a gift card and a chance at a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the school year.
The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Master of Arts in Eastern Classics at St. John’sCollege are pathways to deeper engagement with the great books of the liberal arts tradition. Immerse yourself in small, dynamic classes where graduate students read and discuss over 3,000 years of books that shed light on the complicated and persistent questions surrounding our shared human experience. Ranked among the best colleges for the quality of the faculty and classroom experience, St. John’s offers a flexible class schedule, online and in-person class options, and generous scholarships for educators—making this education possible for busy teachers. St. John’s is now accepting applications for the 2022 academic year.
In 2010 the National Archives entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create Founders Online and make freely available the historical documents of the founders of the United States of America.
Fabricius is a Google Arts & Culture Lab Experiment that uses machine learning to help translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. In the Learn section of Fabricius, students take their first steps into the world of hieroglyphs.