The Annual Budge & Heipt, PLLC Scholarship

Who Is Eligible:

Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or University in the Spring 2018 semester.


To participate in this contest, applicants should write a 600-word essay answering the following question:

Reasonable force by law enforcement officers is required and permitted under specific circumstances. However, excessive force by a law enforcement officer is a violation of a person’s constitutional rights. What policy solutions could be implemented to decrease the amount of wrongful deaths and injuries caused by police officers using excessive force? 

Deadline: 12/31/2017
Amount: $1,000
How to apply:

To participate, the applicants should send their essay as an attachment (.doc or .docx) in an email to by December 31, 2017 9 AM PST. In the body of the email, applicants should include the following information:



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Application is past due this year, please check it back for further information.