$5,000 Total Available To 2018 Graduating Seniors
The Deadline to Apply Is Closed.
Winners will be announced at the Scholarship Programs in the Spring of 2018 at each of the Martin County Public Schools (if applicble winner(s)).
No Applications were received from any private or home school students.
SCOLARSHIP SPONSOR: Jack Sobel/Schwed Adams - Martin County Bar Association
APPLY TO: Guidance Office
CRITERIA: 2018 Graduating High School Senior; minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA. Standard School Application and a 1,000-2,500 word essay complying with the following:
Harry Rotter is a student at Martin Beachfork High School, a public school. Harry is running for senior class president.
Harry’s Honors History teacher invited Harry to give a campaign speech in class; in his speech, Harry explained if he won, then he would convince the school to offer free desserts each day at lunchtime. Harry did not say anything about his competitors. Harry, who is very knowledgeable on current events, knew his Florida state government recently approved the use of “medical marijuana.” Based on that knowledge, in his speech he also said he would ask the school nurse to offer “medical marijuana” to students who need it.
Harry won the election in a landslide. But, the school principal decided that Harry’s speech was inappropriate because it advocated illicit drug use and thus disqualified Harry from the presidency.
Did the principal violate Harry’s First Amendment rights? Why or why not?
Scholarships will be given to the most qualified candidate(s) regardless of school of graduation, financial need or career aspirations; funds will be paid for fees associated with college attendance and paid directly to the institution.
AWARDS: $4,000 for one student, $500 each for two students.* One-time award to be collected by June 30, 2019.
DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
FORM: Standard School Application accompanied by a 1,000 to 2,500 word essay as noted above.
REGION: Martin County (eligible to public, private, parochial and home-schooled graduating seniors)
*Consideration will be given only to qualified applicants; the MCBA reserves the right to fulfill all or only some of the categories.