$500 Annual Political Science & Journalism Scholarship

Here at www.trigtent.com, we value the minds of tomorrow. We believe in rewarding those who seek and report the truth, and who take a keen interest in the political and sociological landscape they live in. The Political Science and Journalism Scholarship by Trigtent is designed to reward and encourage those individuals to keep on striving for greatness, and to continue their academic, political, and journalistic successes. We aim to ensure that the future is lead by the best, by rewarding those who show unwavering dedication to their skill and craft, regardless of their financial status.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for the Trigtent Political Science and Journalism Scholarship, applicants must be presently enrolled in a college or University in the United States. Proof of enrollment is required at the time of application. There is no required field of study.

All applicants must be 18 or older to participate.

How It Works

Applicants will be required to submit a 1250-1500 word essay on one of the following topics:

1) If you could add or remove any amendment to the U.S. constitution, or edit an existing one, what would it be and why?

2) Do you think social media has had a net positive or negative effect on American democracy?

3)  In your estimation, is the term "fake news" a well-deserved label for dishonest and agenda-pushing major media outlets, or just a convenient excuse to explain away the actions of government and sow distrust in the free press?

4) What one major issue that, if properly addressed, do you think would vastly improve American democracy? (ie. campaign finance reform, changing voter registration and voter ID laws, creating a more politically involved and knowledgeable public, etc.)

5) Argue your position for or against net neutrality.

All submitted applications will need to be properly cited and include a citation page; submitted essays will be scanned for any potential plagiarism.

Upon submitting your application, you will be given the option to have your essay possibly featured on www.trigtent.com. If you are not interested in having your essay featured, please ensure you have selected “no” during this part of the application process.

Submitting Your Application

Once you have completed your 1250-1500 word response to one of the five prompts above, fill out the Scholarship Application Form here. Make sure all fields marked with * are entered and accurately completed.

Important Dates

Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2018

The winner will be contacted by Midnight on May 31st, 2018


  • The Trigtent Political Science and Journalism Scholarship is valued at $500 USD.
  • The winner of responsible for any State, Provincial, and/or Federal taxes that may occur due to the scholarship earnings.
  • The winner may have their name listed in the future “recipients” section of this page.
  • All applicants who select 'agree' to have their work featured on Trigtent within the application accept and agree to have their essay posted on trigtent.com, regardless of the outcome of their application. An applicant can request a pseudonym be used to protect their privacy. 


For any further questions, please contact [email protected]. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response.