DeSales Sponsors National Catholic Essay Contest
DeSales is sponsoring a National Catholic Essay Contest on the theme of the Eucharist and culture. High school seniors across the country are eligible to enter the competition. Entries must be received on or before Monday, January 31, 2005.
Awards include First Prize, a $2,500 scholarship to DeSales. The Second Prize is a $1,500 scholarship, and Third Prize, a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships are not transferable and may only be used towards tuition charges at DeSales, upon successful matriculation.
The purpose of the essay contest is to recognize excellence in writing that shares the distinctiveness of Catholic thought. The essay should explore the relationship between the Eucharist and culture and demonstrate depth and intensity.
"In this year of the Eucharist, we invite essays that will explore the relationship between the Eucharist and culture. The topic should be guided by its relationship to Catholic thought," said Dr. Brian Kane, chairperson in the department of philosophy and theology at DeSales University. "Students should raise ethical issues and show how Catholic thought interacts with and influences contemporary culture."
The style for the essay can be formal or informal, depending on the topic. The topic should be related to Catholic thought and reflect an individual "voice" that shows how it interacts with Catholicism. All submissions should be in English, between 1,500 to 2,000 words, and typed in a 12-point font.
DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa., is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales in 1965, the 350-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles south of New York City. DeSales has an enrollment of 1,756 full-time undergraduate students, 70 percent of whom live on campus. A total enrollment of 2,927 includes undergraduate day and evening students, and graduate students. In addition to a variety of degree and professional programs in different disciplines, the university offers the ACCESS Program, the region's leading accelerated degree program for adults.
For more information, including additional requirements for the essay contest, contact Dr. Brian Kane, chairperson in the department of philosophy and theology at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1274, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release: DeSales Sponsors National Catholic Essay Contest | Posted on: 12/2/2004
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu