Faculty Honors Scholarship Essay: Spring 2009
October 07, 2008


AWARD: $500.00

ELIGIBILITY: Students who meet the entrance criteria for the honors program and who have successfully completed one or more honors courses or who have registered for an honors course for the spring semester of the scholarship award may submit an essay.

TOPIC: The 2008 Presidential Election has been an historic one. While many Americans have discussed the breaking of race and gender boundaries, the impact of this election on college-age voters remains unclear. Have the candidates addressed the issues most significant to young Americans? Has the Internet given young voters a new sense of voice and awareness? Most importantly, have these new candidates redefined this country’s notions of the political process or is their candidacy merely inevitable in a pluralistic democracy?

In an essay, present a research-based argument that addresses the significance of this election for college-age students as well as for the nation as a whole. Be sure to use data found in respectable publications and electronic media.

FORMAT: Three to four pages, double-spaced, typed using a 12-point font (Times New Roman or Ariel). Use MLA style documentation and include an MLA style Works Cited page as the fourth or fifth page. Include a title for your essay and at the end of the essay, include your full name, address, phone number, email address, and the last four digits of your social security number.

SUBMISSIONS: Attach your essay to an email to ecubbage@worwic.edu, or deliver a hard copy to Dr. Elinor Cubbage’s mailbox in AAB 326, the Arts and Humanities Department office. The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2009. An award will be made on or before January 19, 2009.

Dr. Elinor Phillips Cubbage
Director, Honors Program
Phone: 410-334-2854
Email: ecubbage@worwic.edu