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Scholarship Details

Bourdon Defence Scholarship Essay Contest


  • Any current high school senior, undergraduate, or law student who will be attending an accredited college, university, or law school in 2018-19 in the United States/Canada.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by 9 AM EST on August 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Write an essay on the following topic:
    • Drinking and driving is a serious offence in Canada. However, Alberta is considering “decriminalizing” drinking and driving by no longer charging first time offenders with the Criminal Code charge under s.253(1)(a) or s.253(1)(b), and instead will punish first time offenders under provincial legislation. There are advantages and disadvantages to decriminalizing drinking and driving. Please write the pros and cons to each argument as well as which stance you think serves the public better.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Deadline: 08/31/2018

Amount: $1,000

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