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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

2011/2012 Roger and Ann Worthington Essay Contest

Grand Prize: $3000; First-Year Student Prize: $2000 (unless Grand Prize winner); Second Prize: $1500. Deadline October 10, 2011

Posted: September 22, 2011

About the Worthington Essay Prize:  Plan II alumnus, Roger Worthington (’80), and his wife, Ann, provided funding for the annual Worthington Essay Prize beginning in 2002. Originally a single prize, now Plan II awards 3 prizes each
year to Plan II students, including a first-year student prize. The essay topics have ranged from hypothetical scenarios to real‐world events and always challenge students to form an argument on one side of a debate, then present it convincingly.  Plan II recruits UT faculty members to be judges of the competition each year. In the spring semester, Plan II traditionally hosts a dinner for the winners and their guests. ALL Plan II students are eligible to enter.  Entering first-year students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Essay Instructions:
• The essay should be long enough to make a convincing argument, yet be clear and concise.
• Include a title page with your name, UT EID, email address, and your class (freshman, sophomore, etc.).
• Deadline: 5 p.m., October 10, 2011
• Submit your essay to the Plan II Honors front desk. NO LATE ENTRIES.
• Students who receive financial aid should check with the UT Office of Student Financial Services to find out
if winning a prize will affect their aid package.

See the 11-12 Worthington Essay Contest prompt.

Questions? Email

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