The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the third annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. The submission deadline is Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at firstname.lastname@example.org; all essays must be attached as a PDF.
All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive a $500 scholarship to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay in 2019-2020. Recipients will be notified in spring 2019. This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing and who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year.
This Year’s Topic: Universities have long been a venue where students and scholars seek to “sift and winnow” in pursuit of truth. Yet, recently the “death of facts” has been announced and the “age of post-truth” proclaimed. How does liberal arts education connect to the search for truth and how should it respond to how facts or truth are conceptualized in the broader culture, political and otherwise?
All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”