State Records is honored to present this $1000 college scholarship for the 2019 school year. The application START DATE is April 15th, 2019 and the END DUE DATE is December 10th, 2019. To enter the contest, interested applicants must fill out the application form to completion. The essay must include a personal statement (clarified in the 2nd essay question). ALL sources used in the essay must have proper citation. Most preferred writing formats are MLA and APA. The student’s essay will contain a minimum word count of 1,000 words and a maximum of 1,500 words.
Public records are created by government bodies to record incidents and events where the government’s officials and authorities became involved. This is typically associated with court records and police records, but can also include property records where a notary was needed, or vital records recording the details of marriage. These records are public by law to ensure the transparency of the society and can be found online, through your local municipal authority, or via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Essay Questions:
1) How can society improve through the use of digital public records?
2) As a public employee, how do you believe access to public records can affect you and your community.

Deadline: The entry deadline is December 10th, 2019. All entries will have to be submitted that day or earlier. The winner will be announced on or near January 15th, 2020. Visit the scholarship page for more info: