Can high school students deal with diversity…when it’s diversity of opinions? That’s the question Shaina Chen asked herself in this essay, below, which won $1,000 in Let Grow’s “Think for Yourself” college scholarship contest. And today it is in The New York Post! “Stop Shielding High Schoolers From Sensitive Speech” begins: “We should build the
Let Grow sponsors scholarships for young people. Our 2017/2018 Think For Yourself scholarship awarded $5,000 to four thoughtful young adults. Read more about the scholarship and their stories below.
We will soon be announcing our 2018/2019 Think For Yourself scholarship, with even larger award packages. Stay tuned!
“I was afraid, but I raised my hand.” Wow. Let Grow’s “Think For Yourself” college scholarship essay contest — our first — yielded over 3000 fascinating stories from high school students across the country. We gave them essay prompts designed to make them think about the value of free speech, including: Write about a time
Congratulations to the winners of our first Think for Yourself Essay Contest! We received over 3,000 essays and there were so many excellent entries, it was truly hard to choose. Thank you and good luck to all who entered! FIRST PRIZE, $2500: Kasey Roberts, age 17 RUNNER UPS, $1000 Each: Ruby Green, age 18 and Shaina Chen,
Is it really too traumatizing for college students to read “The Great Gatsby?” That’s the idea behind the “trigger warnings” professors are putting on some books — including “Gatsby” — as well as articles and movies their students are expected to study. The idea is to shield young people from ideas they might find disturbing.