OWjL Student Application Form

This application is to be completed by the student. Your essay response needs to be written and saved prior to completing this form. An upload feature is provided to attach your essay. Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Basic Contact Information
* Full Name:
* Name I like to be called:
* Mailing Address:
(include street address, city, state, and ZIP code)
* Home Phone Number:
* Applicant/Student Email Address:
(your personal email address, NOT your school-issued email address. We CANNOT send emails to your school email address. If you do not have a personal email address, please leave this blank)
* Parent/Guardian Email Address:

Basic Personal Information
* County in which you live:
* Age:
* Date of Birth:
* Gender?
If other, please note here:
* Ethnicity:

Educational Background
* Select your 1st and 2nd choices for your preferred week of attendance for your current grade level:

Currently in 6th Grade

Week 1st Choice 2nd Choice
June 9-14, 2019
June 23-28, 2019
No Preference

Currently in 7th Grade

Week 1st Choice 2nd Choice
June 9-14, 2019
June 16-21, 2019
June 23-28, 2019
No preference

Currently in 8th Grade

Week ONLY Choice
June 16-21, 2019
* What school do you attend?
* School District:
* School County:

OWjL Background
* Do you have a brother or sister applying for OWjL Camp this year?
If “Yes,” what is his/her name?
* Have you previously attended OWjL Camp?
If “Yes,” what year(s) did you attend?
* Have you previously applied to OWjL Camp?
* Why do you want to attend OWjL Camp? If you have attended previously, how did it help you and why is it important for you to return?

Miscellaneous Information
* My favorite school subject(s) is/are:
* In my spare time I like to:
* I am interested in this/these sport(s):
* I play this/these musical instrument(s):


* The goal of the student essay is to help the OWjL staff get to know you on a more individual basis. It provides you with an opportunity to share your interests, abilities, and creativity.

Choose only one question below to respond to in 250 words or less. Originality, uniqueness of thought, organization, correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar will help us select OWjL participants. Please remember to put your name on your essay.

1. Choose an historical person, who is no longer living, that you would like to interview. Explain who this person was, why you would like to interview him/her and what question or questions you would ask during the interview.

2. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau. What dreams do you have? What life are you imagining for yourself? What are you doing to achieve that life?

Your essay must be attached to this form as a .DOC, a .DOCX, a .TXT, a .RTF, a .PDF, or a .PUB file using the file upload control below.

DO NOT submit Google Docs (.gdoc), Mac (pages), or any XML file formats. We cannot open them.

Please be sure your name is on your essay so it can be matched with your application after printing.

Teacher Recommendations
Please list the names and email addresses of the teachers whom you have asked to complete a recommendation form:
Teacher #1
* Name:
* Email Address:
Teacher #2
* Name:
* Email Address:

* I certify that the above information is true and the submitted essay is my own work.

If you have any questions about the OWjL Program, please contact the OWjL Office Manager (Eve Helenberger) at 740-368-3939, the OWjL Director (Susan Paxton) at 740-368-3956, or email owjl@owu.edu.