Best Senior Application Essay for Graduate School or Extramural Funding

This occurs in the Spring Semester. Please check back in April for updated information

The Ohio Wesleyan Writing Center is pleased to sponsor the annual Sagan Writing Center Award in recognition of two graduating senior students who have written exemplary essays in one of the following categories:

  • Graduate school statements of purpose.
  • Medical school, Law school, or Business school personal statements.
  • Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, or Mitchell scholarship essays (personal statements).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) personal statements.
  • A similar type of personal essay written for other scholarships or sources of extramural funding.

First and second place winners are awarded, respectively, $200 and $100 prizes. Winners will receive special recognition in the Commencement program and may have their essays posted on the Writing Center website.

To submit your work for consideration, upload your essay(s) and complete the Sagan Award Submission Form, here.

Click here to see previous Sagan Writing Award winning essays and additional model application essays

The Writing Center staff and members of the OWU faculty will select the award recipients.

Contact Info


Sagan Academic Resource Center
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #324
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P (740)-368-3925

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