Racial Justice Essay Contest: Spring 2021

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Dallas County Coalition, is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 11th – 12th grade students attending public high schools in Dallas County, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.

Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

For additional information on the essay contest, click here.

To sign up to receive updates on upcoming workshops and seminars click here.  


This EJI Racial Justice Essay Contest is open to all 11th - 12th grade students attending public high schools in Dallas County, Texas.


Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Contact Information:

Local Organizer(s): Lenora Casmore and Beverly Davis at dallasejischolarship@yahoo.com


March 27th
Racial Justice Essay Workshop

We have prepared a workshop to assist you with tips that will aid you in presenting your best essay for the scholarship.  On Saturday, March 27th, from 11 am - 1 pm on Zoom, we invite you to join us for a workshop dedicated to all students participating in the Racial Justice Essay contest.

For Zoom meeting info, please confirm your planned attendance by contacting dallasejischolarship@yahoo.com