Contests: Art, essay, speech, scholarship

  • Right to Life of Indianapolis is dedicated to developing passionate pro-life leaders among the students of Marion County and the surrounding counties. Through our direct involvement with high school Teens for Life Clubs, we have seen the enthusiastic dedication of pro-life students.
  • In our effort to recognize and develop pro-life convictions and leadership among the students in the Indianapolis area, Right to Life of Indianapolis in 2007 began awarding an Annual $1000 Pro-Life Scholarship. In 2008 this scholarship was named in honor of Joan Byrum, President of Right to Life of Indianapolis from 1994-2008, in recognition of her belief in encouraging pro-life activities in youth.  The scholarship assists a student who has shown pro-life commitment and involvement during high school and dedication to the pro-life philosophy as they continue their education in college or a vocational program.
  • Applicants must be seniors graduating from high school (home school graduates are eligible) in the current school year and have applied to a college or a vocational school and then be accepted and enrolled by May 1, 2019. Students are eligible if they live in Marion County or any of it contiguous counties.
  • Information for the 2019 scholarship will be released in January.
  • Right to Life of Indianapolis sponsors a series of Essay Contests for all Indianapolis area 7-12 grade students. There are four individual contests, one for 7th grade, one for 8th grade, one for 9th & 10th grades and one for 11th & 12th grades.
  • Each student entry must have a sponsoring organization, such as a church, school or homeschool organization. The sponsoring organization must be located in Marion County or one of the seven bordering counties. Each essay is to address a particular topic which is determined by Right to Life Indianapolis each year.
  • Rules and applications will be released in January 2019.
  • INSERT LAST YEAR WINNER PICTURE/ESSAY LINK (as PDF)
  • Each year Right to Life of Indianapolis holds a Speech Contest for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The contest is open to students who reside in Marion County, or any of the bordering counties.
  • The winner of the speech contest will be invited to deliver their speech at the Annual Celebrate Life Dinner on September 25, 2018. This event, held at the Indianapolis JW Marriott, draws 1000-1200 people every year. Although 10th grade students are allowed to participate, only students in the 11th and 12th years are permitted to advance to the state competition.
  • Rules and applications will be released in January 2019.
  • INSERT LAST YEAR WINNER VIDEO
  • Right to Life of Indianapolis sponsors an annual art contest open to all students enrolled in grades 9 – 12. The contest is open to students who reside in Marion County, or any of the bordering counties.
  • The theme of the art contest is “Celebrate Life.”  The winning artwork will grace the cover of the Annual Right to Life of Indianapolis Dinner Program on September 25, 2018.  This event, held at the Indianapolis JW Marriott, draws 1000-1200 people every year. The winning student will be recognized in the program and will be our guests at the dinner.
  • Rules and applications will be released in January 2019.
  • INSERT LAST YEAR WINNER PICTURE