Fifteen years after 9/11, what outgrowths of the horrific day still affect America? As many as four people who can answer the question in the most concise, clear way will win $2,500 scholarship prizes from the 200 Club of Burlington County.

The organization will award the grants in February 2017. The competition is open to students who are immediate family members of active Burlington County police officers, county detectives, New Jersey State Troopers assigned to the county, firefighters and emergency squad members.

Entrants are required to submit an essay of no more than 500 words on this question:

"This year marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. As the largest attack in our country's history, the attacks no doubt left an indelible mark on our country's psyche. Discuss how the attacks continue to impact the country today in terms of social, economic and political policy. While policy decisions are certainly still impacted by the events of 9/11, did the attacks have a long-term impact on day-to-day life in the United States, if so how? Are these effects still present today?"

The submission deadline is January 6, 2017, and the awards banquet takes place February 17.

To acquire an application, contact the 200 Club of Burlington County, 325 New Albany Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057.

The 200 Club of Burlington County is a charitable, non-profit, volunteer organization with a primary misison of financial aid for families of fallen or injured members of the State Police, County and Municipal Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services serving Burlington County. The group's support extends also to scholarships, advanced training awards and recognition awards.

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