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Graduate Student Essay Contest


Essays are no longer being accepted as of April 15, 2018.

The Adelphi University Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is conducting an essay contest open to all Adelphi University graduate students (male and female) who are Members of the Class of 2018 for their graduate program. The essay contest winner will receive a $1,000 award.

Topic: Philanthropy

In your essay, please respond to the following questions: “How have you personally been involved with philanthropic efforts while a student at Adelphi? Describe your involvement and what you have learned from your experience. Looking ahead, how will philanthropy fit into your life beyond Adelphi?” 


Criteria for Essay Submission

Eligibility – Each entrant must be a current Adelphi University graduate student, graduating in May or August of 2018 and in good standing.

Format – Your entry must be typed, doubled spaced with 1 inch margins utilizing Calibri font (12); on a separate piece of paper in 500 words (2 pages) or less. 

Please include only your Student ID number in the top left corner of your essay submission.


Deadline

The Office of University Advancement must receive submissions no later than 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on April 15, 2018.


Selection Process

The winner will be selected based on the clarity and potency of message, plus compliance with entrance criteria. All submissions become the property of the WGC and may be used by the WGC in accordance with their mission.


Winner 

The selected winning essay will be announced at the annual Graduate Student Council “Spring Fling” in May and the winner will be presented with a $1,000 check from the Women’s Giving Circle.


Submission 

Please submit your application and essay using the form below.

Thank you for your interest and participation. If you have any inquiries, please email Erin Gayron at gayron@adelphi.edu.

 

For further information, please contact:

Adelphi University's Women's Giving CircleErin Gayron
p - 516.877.3475
e - gayron@adelphi.edu

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