Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing, 2018-19 Submission Form

To apply for the Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing, please review the guidelines below, complete the submission form, and upload one PDF copy (paper copies will not be accepted) of your essay by June 21, 2019.


  • Must be a first-year student.
  • Essay must have originated in a first-year writing course during 2018-19 academic year and should demonstrate serious engagement with issues raised in the class, including the importance and impact of other writers' ideas.
  • Length should be commensurate with the essay's purpose, but no more than 2500 words.
  • All pages of the essay must be numbered and without the applicant or instructor name.
  • The committee will only consider one submission per student.*

*We will automatically consider only the last submission a student makes -- so if you have already submitted an essay and you want to submit a newer version or a different essay entirely, you may create a new submission. However, please do not submit a second essay if you want the original essay you submitted to be considered.

About the Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing
For more information, please contact Brij Lunine, Rothman Committee Chair:

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