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Undergraduates Invited to Enter Betty G. Headley Essay Award Competition

Undergraduates Invited to Enter Betty G. Headley Essay Award Competition

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

St. Jerome’s University (SJU) is now accepting essay submissions from eligible undergraduate students for the Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award. The annual competition, which was established in memory of the mother of SJU graduate Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Headley (BA ’04), recognizes essays that are distinguished by their eloquence, originality, and persuasive power. Essays written for a third- or fourth-year course taught at SJU, or the University of Waterloo or one of its affiliated institutions, or personal essays on any topic, may be submitted for review by a Selection Committee. Entries selected as the winners will be awarded financial prizes and featured on SJU's website.

 

Students must be currently registered at SJU, Renison University College, or the University of Waterloo to enter the contest. All eligibility requirements and submission details are provided on the university’s Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award page of the website, with winning entries from previous years also available online for review.

 

“We always look forward to this time of year and these submissions,” noted the university’s Librarian, Lorna Rourke, who has chaired the Selection Committee for the award for the past 12 years. “We are always impressed by the variety of topics and the incredible insight demonstrated in these essays. We encourage all eligible undergraduates to consider entering this competition.”

 

Electronic submissions accompanied by a completed entry form are being accepted until 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2021 at headleyaward2021@gmail.com. To find out more visit the Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award page on the university’s website.

 

Students who submit a winning entry will be notified by July 15, 2021.