Applicants must write an essay of up to 300 words on the topic provided. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university during the fall following the deadline or until November 1 two years after the deadline. This includes most high school sophomores through college juniors. Applicants must then promote their essays in attempt to get the greatest number of total votes. The top 10 essays with the greatest number of votes are then submitted to the final round for judging along with 10 other specially selected essays. These 20 essays are then voted on in a final round. Final selection is based on the greatest number of votes.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their essays online.