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Image of a girl writing on a book saying THE BETTY G HEADLY SENIOR ESSAY AWARD
The Betty G. Headley award annually honours essays written by upper year undergraduate students, which are distinguished by their eloquence, originality, and persuasive power. The financial awards are $1,500 for a course-related essay and $500 for a personal essay. 
 
All submissions are reviewed by a Selection Committee, comprised of SJU Faculty Members and chaired by Librarian Lorna Rourke."
 
Please follow the steps below to guide you through the submission process.
STEP 1: Review the eligibility requirements

Please confirm that you are eligible for participation in the Betty G. Headley Award by reviewing the following prerequisites:

 

Course-related Essay ($1,500 Award)

Essays written for any third or fourth year level course taught at St. Jerome's University or any University of Waterloo campus or affiliated institution may be submitted by students currently registered at St. Jerome’s University, Renison University College, or the University of Waterloo. Essays written for courses may be revised prior to submission.

 
Personal Essay ($500 Award)
Personal reflective essays written expressly for this competition by students currently registered at St. Jerome’s University, Renison University College, or University of Waterloo. Personal reflective essays written expressly for this award competition must be identified as such.
 
 
STEP 2: Complete the entry form

Please note that due to the pandemic we have extended the submission deadline to June 1, 2020. All submissions will be accepted by email only.

 

A completed entry form must accompany all submissions and must be received no later than the deadline of no later than 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020.

 

 

 
STEP 3: Follow the submission guidelines

Please review the submission guidelines for 2020 entries. Please note that entries failing to meet the guidelines will not be considered for this award.

 

Please note that due to the pandemic we have extended the submission deadline to June 1, 2020. All submissions will be accepted by email only at headleyaward2020@gmail.com. The deadline date for entries is no later than 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020.

STEP 4: Submit an electronic or hard copy of your essay and entry form
Please note that due to the pandemic we have extended the submission deadline to June 1, 2020. All submissions will be accepted by email only at headleyaward2020@gmail.com.
 
Electronic submissions will be accepted up until the deadline, no later than 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020.
 
Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions should be emailed with your completed 2020 entry form, to headleyaward2020@gmail.com. Please use “Headley submission” as the subject line.
 
All submissions will be reviewed by the Betty G. Headley Award Selection Committee and winners will be notified.
 
 
STEP 5: Don't miss the deadline

Please do not be disappointed by missing the deadline for submissions. 

 

Please note that due to the pandemic we have extended the submission deadline to June 1, 2020. All submissions will be accepted by email only at headleyaward2020@gmail.com, and must be received by 1:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020.