Young Change Maker Scholarship Essay Writing Competition

Rise Against Hate is proud to announce our inaugural Young Change Maker Scholarship Essay Writing Competition. This competition aims to empower and inspire students aged 13-17 to become active agents of change in their communities, by challenging them to reflect on the societal issues of hate, discrimination, and prejudice.

We invite all eligible students to submit a thought-provoking and creative essay that addresses the following question:

"How can young individuals like yourself contribute to the fight against hate and promote unity within your community?"

To participate in the competition, follow these guidelines:

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023. We reserve the right to close the competition early.

Work is judged based on creativity, originality, and overall impact. We encourage students to share their unique perspectives, personal experiences, and innovative ideas in addressing the prompt.


1st Place: $1,500 Scholarship

2nd Place: $100 Award

3rd Place: $50 Award

The winning essays will also be featured on the Rise Against Hate website and social media platforms, showcasing the incredible ideas and talents of our young change makers.

To submit your essay, please email it as a Word or PDF attachment to with the subject line "Young Change Maker Scholarship Submission."

By participating in this competition, entrants grant Rise Against Hate the right to publish, distribute, and otherwise use their essays, as well as their names, photographs, and biographical information, for promotional purposes.

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against hate and create a more inclusive and tolerant world. We look forward to reading your essays and learning about your inspiring ideas for change.

Good luck, and let your voice be heard!