Sam Houston State University

The Measure of a Life Essay Writing Contest

The Academic Success Center, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement, First-Year Experience, and Office of the Provost, is happy to announce the “measure of a Life” Essay Contest is back! The purpose of this contest is to showcase SHSU undergraduate students’ commitment to civic engagement and the betterment of their communities.

We are looking for short, personal narratives demonstrating the theme “The measure of a Life is its Service.” We want true stories of SHSU students committed to extraordinary service and civic engagement. Essays may feature personal, first-hand experiences or may showcase service observed in others. Scholarships will be awarded to first place ($1,000), second place ($750), and third place ($250) submissions. The essay must be submitted by March 27th, 2023, to

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Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8:00am to 12:00am

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