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Carnegie English Essay Contest

If you are applying as a first-year student for the fall of 2022, and plan to study English either through the literature or creative writing track, we invite you to participate in our annual Carnegie English Essay Contest. Five winners will be awarded $2,500 annually.

Do you have a voracious appetite for reading and writing? Does a blank page make your heart race with the endless possibilities for filling it? Submit your essay today for a chance to earn more toward your education.

Contest Requirements:

  • Submit an essay, between 500 and 1,000 words answering one of the following questions: 
             - Why write?
             - Why study English literature?
  • You must be admitted as a first-year student to Lake Forest College for the Fall 2022 term to be awarded the annual scholarship.
  • You must major in either literature or creative writing track of the English major
  • The Fall 2022 Submission deadline is March 1, 2022.
This is a chance to showcase your talent and be rewarded for it, so get those creative juices flowing.
Submit your essay today!