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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. In 2019, financial awards for a course-related essay ($1,500) and a personal essay ($500) will be presented at St. Jerome's University's Graduation Ceremony on June 9, 2019.
 
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.

A completed entry form must accompany all submissions and must be received no later than April 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. 

Media Folder: 

 

 
STEP 3: Follow the submission guidelines.

Media Folder: 

 

Please note that entries failing to meet these guidelines will not be considered for this award.

STEP 4: Submit an electronic or hard copy of your essay and entry form.
Hardcopy submissions are preferred, but electronic submissions will be accepted up until 1:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019.
 
Hardcopy submissions
Please place a hard copy of your submission with your completed entry form, in the “Headley Senior Essay Award” drop box in the St. Jerome’s University Classrooms & Library Building (SJU1) outside the Library.
 
Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions should be emailed with your completed entry form, to Lorna Rourke, Librarian & Chair of the Headley Senior Essay Award Committee, at headleyaward2019@gmail.com.
 
If submitting by email, please use “Headley submission” as the subject line.
 
All submissions will be reviewed by the Betty G. Headley Award Selection Committee. Winners will be notified by Monday, June 3, 2019.
 
STEP 5: Don't miss the deadline - April 30, 2019

Please do not be disappointed by missing the deadline for submissions. Please enter before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.