First and Second Year Students
University of Washington
The 1st place winner received $1,000 and the 2nd place winner received $750. All students currently enrolled in institutions of higher education that are paying members of WaCLA were eligible to participate.
The student essays responded to the following prompt:
WaCLA seeks to advocate for the importance of a liberal arts education and believes that the voices of those who are benefiting from such an education are profoundly persuasive. In an effort to understand the diverse ways that a liberal arts background has effectively prepared our citizens, we invite you to participate in an essay contest. Essays submitted should:
- Describe a specific incident in which your liberal arts education has been valuable to you.
- Connect this incident with one or two larger truths about being liberally educated.
- Demonstrate writing techniques consistent with a successful liberal arts education.
On behalf of WaCLA, thank you for participating!
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Evergreen State College