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University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

by | Apr 21, 2011

 $600 total prizes

Possible presentation of work at annual conference

Opportunity for publication

University Faculty for Life will now accept submissions from college or university students for its Scholarly Achievement Award .  Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research. Work submitted in any category must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.

The student scholars who win in any category may be offered an opportunity to read their work before the annual conference of University Faculty for Life to be held 10-11 June 2011 at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.  They may have their work published on UFL’s website.  Finally, winners in each category will receive $200.

University Faculty for Life is an organization of scholars dedicated to the intellectual and scholarly inquiry of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and related issues. Since an increasing majority of college and university students are pro-life, we would like to help these students by encouraging them to strive for scholarly excellence as they examine these issues and by assisting them with building a publications portfolio.

Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 28 May 2011


1.  Students must be enrolled in a college or university at time of submission of work; a copy of an identification card with current college or university sticker will suffice.

2.  The student shall affirm in a cover letter that the work submitted is the student’s original work.  Please enclose address and contact information in this letter.

3.  Essay submissions must be a minimum of six but no more than ten pages double-spaced.

4.  Students retain the right of publication.

5.  A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on the quality of research and the demonstration of strong communication and critical thinking skills.  Correct grammar and punctuation are required.  Research must follow either the APA Manual or the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, latest editions. The judges reserve the right to give a partial or no award if the quality of the submissions merits such action.  The decision of the judges is final.

6.  Students should submit their work electronically in Word format to  The cover letter and a hard copy of the paper may be mailed to UFL Scholarly Achievement Award, 145 Englewood Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504-1414.

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