Sam Houston State University

American Like Me - SHSU Common Reader Fall 2020 Essay Contest

Appreciating Our History, Ourselves, and Each Other in Our Bearkat Community.

Enter the SHSU Common Reader Essay Contest for a chance to win a survey. Submissions are due Nov. 29, 2020 at 11 p.m.

Students eligible: All SHSU students currently enrolled full time at Sam Houston State University in undergraduate or graduate master’s programs in the fall 2020 semester.

Prompt: As we read American Like Me, we might imagine our own stories, our encounters with our own American-ness, whether largely formed or in the process of being formed. Here is your opportunity to write your own chapter.

Who are you?
What is American like you?
Do you define yourself by your talents, by your faith, by your family, by your country?
How does your identity inform your thinking and your actions?
How does your identity work within our Bearkat community?
Exploring questions like these may help us appreciate our history, ourselves, and each other in our Bearkat Community.

Over $14,000 in scholarships will be given away

Sunday, November 29, 2020