Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to facilitate an annual essay contest for US college students. Americanism Educational Leaders, which supports this scholarship, strives to provide students with opportunities to discover, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
Since this is an academic paper, cited sources are expected. You may use MLA or Chicago formatting.
The essay length is a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 8 pages (approximately 1,500-2,000 words), using a standard font set to 12-point with double-spacing and 1-inch margins.
A bibliography does not count towards or against the page length requirement.
Essays will be judged on clarity of argument, use of evidence to support the thesis, originality of thought, and proper grammar.
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $1,000
For any questions, please begin by checking the FAQ page and contact AEL@pepperdine.edu with any additional questions not addressed there.
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