Be sure to support your argument using original research you have done using primary and secondary sources. Your essay should be between 1,500-2,000 words, including any footnotes or bibliographic citations
The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest.
The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world. All of our programs are meant to encourage students to learn about, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience.
This essay contest is an opportunity for undergraduate students to express their equally strong belief in American exceptionalism.
The 2019 essay contest closed on June 30, 2019. The judges are currently evaluating the contest entries, and we anticipate announcing the winners in December 2019.
The 2020 essay contest prompt will be posted shortly; the contest deadline will be June 30, 2020.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
The 2019 AEL Collegiate Essay contest has closed. The 2020 AEL Collegiate Essay application form will be available shortly. Thank you for your patience.
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $1,000
Deadline for submission:
June 30th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
See Submission Guidelines for full instructions.