Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to facilitate an annual essay contest for U.S. 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 2023 scholarship is now live. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Your introduction should include a clearly-defined thesis statement, and the body of the essay needs to include views informed by research. Be sure to wrap up your ideas in a thoughtful conclusion.
Deadline for submission:
August 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time
See Submission Guidelines for full instructions.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
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.