Best Senior Application Essay for Graduate School or Extramural Funding

The Ohio Wesleyan Writing Center is pleased to sponsor the annual Sagan Writing Center Award in recognition of two 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 by having their essays posted on the Writing Center wiki and their names identified in the Commencement program and on this page of the Writing Center website.

Click here for model application essays.

To submit your work for consideration, please download, print, and complete:

Place four (4) copies of your essay and the completed forms in a large envelope and deliver to the Writing Center (Corns 316). Please review these forms for more information about the award and the submission process and criteria.

Deadline for all Entries: 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017. The Writing Center staff and the Writing Center Advisory Board will select the award recipients.

Contact Info


Writing Resource Center
R.W. Corns Building #316
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3925

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