Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition

Applicant must be an undergraduate student with a grade-point average of at least 3.4. Applicant must have a minimum of 60 credits completed by the end of the spring semester with at least one semester as a full-time student remaining in the following academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on the posted topic. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length. Applicant must also submit one letter of reference that describes his or her performance as a student. Two recipients will be selected; one from the College of Letters & Science and one from one of the following colleges: College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Nursing or Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement. Students graduating in the current academic year are not eligible to apply.

College of Letters and Science, COLS Collegewide
Supplemental Questions
  1. By the end of the spring semester, will you have completed at least 60 credits?
  2. The legendary peace activist Mahatma Gandhi, a five-time Nobel Prize nominee, insisted that “you must be the change you wish to see in the world." Nelson Mandela, a Nobel Prize winner, pointed to the importance of education in helping "you" bring about this change: "education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." With these two statements in mind, discuss how your liberal arts education is preparing you to be an effective agent of the change you wish to see in the world.
  3. Please provide the name and email of an individual (non-relative) who has agreed to serve as a reference to support your application. Your reference must comment on your academic achievement.