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 2018 essay contest closed on June 30, 2018 and winners have been announced. The 2019 essay contest is now accepting submissions and will close on June 30, 2019.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $1,000
Deadline for submission:
June 30th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
See Submission Guidelines for full instructions.