William J. Schulz High School Essay Competition (Deadline: June 1, 2018)
Who Can Apply: Open to high school seniors who graduate in spring 2018, who will be attending a North American college or university in fall 2018.
Submission: The “slightly irreverent” lyricist Yip (“Over the Rainbow) Harburg wrote the above rhyme. Tell us why you don’t “mess around with the hereafter.” Is the idea of an “afterlife” counterproductive to enjoying life now or improving this world? Write about why you personally reject religion and its promise of an afterlife, and why you think this world is the one that matters.
Deadline: June 1, 2018