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Image of a girl writing on a book saying THE BETTY G HEADLY SENIOR ESSAY AWARD
The Betty G. Headley award annually honours essays written by upper year undergraduate students, which are distinguished by their eloquence, originality, and persuasive power. The financial awards are $1,500 for a course-related essay and $500 for a personal essay. 
 
All submissions are reviewed by a Selection Committee, comprised of SJU Faculty Members and chaired by Librarian Lorna Rourke.
 
Please follow the steps below to guide you through the submission process.
STEP 1: Review the eligibility requirements

Please confirm that you are eligible for participation in the Betty G. Headley Award by reviewing the following prerequisites:

 

Course-related Essay ($1,500 Award)

Essays written for any third or fourth year level course taught at St. Jerome's University or any University of Waterloo campus or affiliated institution may be submitted by students currently registered at St. Jerome’s University, Renison University College, or the University of Waterloo. Essays written for courses may be revised prior to submission.

 
Personal Essay ($500 Award)
Personal reflective essays written expressly for this competition by students currently registered at St. Jerome’s University, Renison University College, or University of Waterloo. Personal reflective essays written expressly for this award competition must be identified as such.
 
 
STEP 2: Complete the entry form

The 2021 Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award entry form will be available in the new year. Visit our PAST WINNERS page to learn more about previous winning essays.

 

 

 
STEP 3: Follow the submission guidelines

The 2021 Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award submission guidelines will be available in the new year. Entries must meet the guidelines to be considered for this award.

 

Visit our PAST WINNERS page to learn more about previous winning essays.

STEP 4: Submit an electronic or hard copy of your essay and entry form

The 2021 Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award guidelines for submissions, in electronic and/or hard copy form, will be available in the new year. Entries must meet the guidelines to be considered for this award. All submissions will be reviewed by the Betty G. Headley Award Selection Committee and winners will be notified.

 

Visit our PAST WINNERS page to learn more about previous winning essays.

 
 
 
 
STEP 5: Don't miss the deadline

Please do not be disappointed by missing the deadline for submissions. The 2021 Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award deadline for submissions will be available in the new year.