Deadline to Submit to the Worthington Essay Contest in Plan II Honors

Mon, October 10, 2011 | WC Hogg 4.104, the Plan II Honors office front desk (Hogg Heaven)

- 5:00 PM

Deadline to Submit to the Worthington Essay Contest in Plan II Honors

Grand Prize: $3000
First-Year Student Prize: $2000 (unless Grand Prize winner)
Second Prize: $1500
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 thecompetition 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:
1.  The essay should be long enough to make a convincing argument yet be clear and concise.
2.  Include a title page with your name, UT EID, email address, and your class (freshman, sophomore, etc.).
3.  Submit your essay to the Plan II Honors front desk. No late entries.
4.  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? E-mail

Sponsored by: Roger and Ann Worthington

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