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The Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award was established in memory of St. Jerome’s University graduate Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Headley's (BA ‘04 - English Language and Literature) mother. The annual award honours essays written by upper year undergraduate students, which are distinguished by their eloquence, originality, and persuasive power. The financial awards for a course-related essay ($1,500) and a personal essay ($500) are presented each year at St. Jerome's University's Graduation Ceremony.
 
Please use the links below to learn about the eligibility, submission guidelines and to access the entry form for the Betty G. Headley Award.
 
Students may submit a maximum of one essay in each category for consideration per award year.
Congratulations 2019 Winners!
COURSE RELATED ESSAYS

 

FIRST PLACE

Tristan Mills
The Incantations of The Apple Trees at Olema

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Jude Blasutti
Reading Rape in The Canterbury Tales

 

Mila Sevo
Jane Kenyon's  Poetics and the Anna Akhmatova Translations:
A Dialogical Relationship

 

Julianna Suderman
Human Reality Uncovered in the Alien:
Heptapod Language in Story of Your Life and Arrival

 

 

PERSONAL ESSAYS

 

FIRST PLACE

Vinny Neang
Exploring My Mental Health

 

HONOURABLE MENTION

Brianna D'Alessandro
The Stigma of Her