Submit an essay!

The one page essays are judged on style and content.  The winning student will receive a $1000 scholarship!  Complete instructions are included on the downloadable PDF below.

Compete with fellow students!

This contest is open to graduating public high school seniors in Orange County!

It's Your Duty to Vote!

Tell us why it's important for you to exercise your right to vote, and then, select an Orange County elective position  ( Board of Supervisors, Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney-Public Administrator, Sheriff-Coroner, and Treasurer-Tax Collector ) and explain why you would vote for that office.

Download Essay Instructions.

Complete instructions for applying for the scholarship, including the grading rubric are included on the PDF file that can be downloaded below.

FY19 Old Courthouse Society Scholarship - for distribution (pdf)