Tessa Oberg Writing Award

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the Tessa Oberg Writing Award.  Honoring the life of Tessa Oberg, a graduate of the English Department, the award is open to students who were enrolled in an LAS major either as a freshman, sophomore or junior during the spring 2013 semester and who will continue in LAS for the fall 2013 semester.   Selection for the $500 Tessa Oberg Writing Award for 2013 will be based upon a 3,000 – 5,000 word essay of an analytical and expository nature submitted in response to the prompt included in the application.

Students should submit the following application components Tessa Oberg Writing Award Application 2013 7.12.13
1. A completed and signed application
2. The required essay as referenced in the application.

Application deadline for fullest consideration: Monday, August 12, 2013.
By mail to:  Assistant Dean Penelope Soskin, LAS Student Academic Affairs
Office, 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Electronic submissions may also be sent to las-studentoffice@illinois.edu (be sure to write TESSA OBERG WRITING AWARD in subject line of email).  For more information, call (217) 333-1158.