National Bankruptcy Forum (“NBF”) is pleased to announce its first annual essay contest for law school and college students. The winner will be awarded with a $1,500 scholarship that can be applied towards law school or college tuition.

Student debt is one of the biggest issues faced by the American consumer, and there have been numerous legislative initiatives proposed to address the problem. How do you think we should deal with the student loan crisis?

Scholarship applicants should submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem. The winning submission will be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.

Essay Requirements:

  • Submitted work must be at least 2,000 words
  • Submissions are due by November 15th
  • Submissions can be sent using the submission form on the NBF website


  • Recipient must be a law school or college student
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen or legal resident

The winner will be announced by December 1st 2014.


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