Scholarship Opportunity:

The Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program is an on-going, quarterly scholarship program, open to all college students in the United States. Each quarter a new topic will be announced and one winner will receive a scholarship of $1,000. Up to 20 students will receive a runner-up acknowledgement and a $50 gift card. The prizes will be awarded to the students who write the best responses on the following topic:

Scholarship Essay Question:

Total student loan debt rose from $480 billion in Q1 2006 to $1.4 trillion in Q3 2016. Are student loans a crisis for college students and the economy? What changes, if any, need to be made to the educational system, it's rising costs and methods of financing? Should students be able to declare bankruptcy and erase their debt load?

Requirements:

Students must be currently enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, graduate level or certification program.

All entries must be a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1000 words. Original diagrams, schematics, illustrations and photographs may be included as supporting documents.

All entries must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017.