Freshmen from all disciplines in Arts & Sciences are encouraged to apply for the Dean James E. McLeod Freshman Writing Prize.
An original research paper (10-12 pages of text) that explores some aspect of race, gender and/or identity. The paper may derive from any discipline provided that it is written in English and was created for a freshman seminar or course taken during the first year, taught by a Washington University instructor. Papers can be nominated through self-nomination or by instructors. Only one paper may be submitted per student.
There will be two submission dates – one in the fall and one in the spring. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a special ceremony of recognition in the fall (September) of the sophomore year. Each winner will receive a framed certificate of award, $250, and the possibility of publishing his or her work.