Win a Fully Funded Trip to FIU at DC during Inauguration Week- Essay Information

washington-dcUndergraduate Student Essay Contest

Continuity or Change? Analyzing Public Policy during the Trump Administration

Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00PM

In what was the most historical election in our nation’s history, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. While traditionally, the transition from a democratic to republican president brings more continuity than change, President Elect Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” and move the country in a brand new direction. The 2017 presidential inauguration student essay contest calls on FIU undergraduate students to submit their best essays examining a key public policy debate.  The student with the best paper will fly fully funded to Washington D.C. to participate in and experience inauguration week events at the FIU in DC offices.

Student essays should discuss (in no more than 1,000 words) a critical topic related to public policy. Special emphasis should be given to the transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Cyber Security
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Defense Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Minimum Wage
  • Social Security

Winners will be notified on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Inauguration week activity dates: January 17-20.

Submit all essays to by the deadline.

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