Submission for Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition is March 19

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is holding the second annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote the understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. Any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing and plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2018-19 academic year is invited to submit an essay for the competition. The submission deadline is Monday, March 19 and must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Lanyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a PDF. Winners receive a $500 scholarship to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay in 2018-19. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000 to 1,250 words in length, typed and double-spaced. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, home address, email address, telephone number and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.” This year’s topic: In our age of big data, society is expanding its focus on metrics and measurement when it comes to public investment and decision making. However, many of the stated benefits of a liberal arts education defy measurement, especially in the short term. Discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education that, although not easily quantifiable, are essential contributions to a high-functioning society.