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Undergraduate Essay Contest: Reflections on Research and Scholarship

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) invites current GW undergraduates to submit an essay that reflects on a research experience during their time as a student. The goal is for students to describe how participating in research and/or working with a research mentor contributed to their GW experience.

OVPR will award up to five cash prizes in the amount of $500 each. The number of prizes will depend on the number and quality of entries received.

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When drafting an essay for this contest, students may wish to consider one or more of the following questions:

  • What project were you involved with and what was your role?
  • Was there anything about the project that made it an “only at GW” experience?
  • How did participating in this research project enrich your undergraduate experience?
  • How did mentorship play a role in your experience?
  • Will the experience impact your future education or career choices?
  • How will the skills you learned prepare you for future success?

Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Submit your essay!

Please send any questions to askovpr@gwu.edu with “Essay” in the subject line.