The Eastside Republican Club announced today that it will award a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the best essay, as determined by the Club’s judges, submitted on the topic “How would a $15 per hour minimum wage affect jobs?”.
The scholarship program is open to high school students graduating in 2014, and freshmen and sophomores in an accredited college or university. Students must live in King County, or attend a public, private, or home school located in King County.
Essays must be no more than 500 words in length, and must be submitted to the Club by email no later than Friday, April 25. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the Club’s monthly dinner meeting in Bellevue on Tuesday, May 6.
For more information about the Eastside Republican Club Scholarship Essay Program and detailed program rules, visit http://www.EastsideRepublicanClub.org/scholarship.
Tom Douglas, one of Seattle's premier restauranteurs, has recently come out in opposition to the proposal of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Read his opinion here: http://tomdouglas.com/blog/2014/04/toms-letter-on-proposed-15hour-minimum-wage-increase/#comments