Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fifth 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. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021

Selection Process and Awards:
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 an annual continuing scholarship of $1000.00 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay.  Recipients will be notified in spring 2021.

This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in good academic standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2021-2022 academic year.

-One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student.
-One scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic:
How has a liberal arts education prepared you to be successful during the pandemic and make positive contributions to society in a post-pandemic world?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt.  To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check the liberal education learning outcomes.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document.

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
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  • home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement:

 “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

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