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UCPA Essay Contest

Every summer, students of UCPA Members have the opportunity to participate in our Free Book Essay Contest. The top three winners receive free books for Fall semester and two runner's up receive a $50 gift card to the DuBois Bookstore.

This year's prompt: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

All essays must be submitted by noon on August 8, 2014 to to be eligible.


*Please note, only student's whose parents are UCPA Members are eligible to participate.

Student Writing

Below are essays from last year's winners! 

Essays are judged not only on writing style and grammar, but also creativity and originality.