Who Can Apply:
- The applicant must currently be in their first year or plan on attending undergraduate or graduate school for their first year.
- The school must be in the United States, but can be within any state.
- You must be living in the U.S. by the scholarship due date and have a United States mailing address.
- You must prove your first-year status. Attach a digital copy (PDF, JPG/PNG screenshot, or photo) of your acceptance letter verifying your first-year status. The letter should have the college letterhead or logo on it. If you do not have your letter, we also accept other forms of proof, including an email from the college stating you’ve been accepted for your first year, digital transcripts, or a screencap of your first course load.
- Transfer students are eligible if they are new to the school.
Submission: To be eligible for the scholarship, you will need to write a unique 500+ word essay on the following topic:
“French novelist Marcel Proust once described a character recalling vivid memories from childhood after eating a madeleine cookie dipped in tea. Often, senses like taste and smell can cause these “Proustian memories.” Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille showed this moment when Anton Ego, the food critic, takes a bite of ratatouille and remembers his childhood. Talk about a time you had a Proustian memory. What triggered the memory? How far back did it reach? What did you reflect on after remembering that moment? Did it change you or give you a new perspective?”
Your essay will be looked at for the following criteria: Clarity, creativity, uniqueness, and it should be well-thought out and written. Make sure to proofread!
Deadline: July 16, 2021
Learn More: https://www.shragerlaw.com/scholarship/