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EDASCAL Announces New Scholarship

Three students will share $5,000

February 4, 2013 -- Everyone Deserves A Second Chance At Life (also known as EDASCAL) will award $5,000 in the first annual Crime Prevention Essay Scholarship. This scholarship will be shared among three citizens of the United States who plan to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university in the United States in the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants who are minors at the time the essay is submitted must have permission from a parent or legal guardian for the essay to be considered. Applicants who are under 13 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian submit the essay on the minor's behalf. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a winning minor shall be responsible for ensuring that the minor receives the scholarship funds. No purchase, donation or volunteering necessary. Purchase, donation or volunteering will not affect odds of winning. The first place entrant will win a $2,500 scholarship; the second place entrant will win a $1,500 scholarship; the third place entrant will win a $1,000 scholarship. Essays must be received no later than June 30, 2013, regardless of when the submission was sent or postmarked.

To enter, Applicants must submit an essay that pertains to one or more of the following categories:

Crime prevention
Effects of crime policies
Crime myths
Crime statistics
Causes of crime
How mental health effects crime and/or vice versa
Stories about people overcoming criminal records
Motivation for improving life after committing a crime
Suicide prevention
Suggestions and resources for improving life after crime
Crime policy reform
International crime policy and law
Social rehabilitation for criminal offenders
Civil rights relating to crime
Legal education relating to crime
Positive contributions made by convicted or accused criminal offenders
Failures or potential improvements in crime laws or policies

Other related categories may be considered on a case-by-case basis with our pre-approval only. The above list may be amended, but items will not be removed from the above list. Applicants may submit as many essays as desired. Essays will be judged on grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure; quality of work; ability to keep readers' focus; quality of any auxiliary aids (pictures, graphs, etc.) and proper demonstration and proof of points made in the essay. Length is not a significant factor, but applicants are encouraged to write a minimum of two pages. Any third-party references used must be properly cited in APA format. Citations will not count for determining length.

By submitting an essay, Applicant is hereby assigning to EDASCAL all of its rights, privileges, titles and interests in and to the essay(s) and any and all related patents, patent applications, copyrights, copyright applications, trademarks and trade names in the United States and elsewhere. By submitting an essay, Applicant states that all submitted work originated from the Applicant unless otherwise noted. Complete duplicates of others' work will not be considered for this scholarship, regardless of citations. Entrants are welcome to submit more than one entry for this scholarship, but only the highest-value prize will be awarded in the event of one entrant otherwise qualifying for more than one prize. We reserve the right to select unannounced runners-up upon judging.

To submit an entry, please use this link {disabled because entries are no longer valid} to e-mail the entry in .rtf, .doc or .docx format. .pdf files are welcome, but must accompany a comparable file in .rtf .doc or .docx format. Please include your full name and e-mail address at the top of the essay document. Entrants' criminal background, offense type, and perceived potential reoffense risk shall not be considered in determining the winner of this scholarship. Entrants are encouraged to supplement their entry/entries by including graphs, charts, tables, formatting or other properly cited content. Larger files are welcome. For the convenience of potential entrants, we reserve the right to add clarifications to this page without adding significant disqualifying criteria. Eligibility status shall be based on criteria that were promulgated at the time the entry was submitted. Winners will be notified by e-mail. When the winners are announced, we will announce the winners' first names, last initials and states of residence only. No other information about the winners will be made public. Each winner has the option to submit a photo of the winner's face for publicity purposes.

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Update: Winners have been announced!

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