Third Annual Schall Essay Award
Deadline: April 11, 2011
Length: 1500 words
Topic: After reflecting upon Fr. Schall's article "Virtue and Vice: The Rule of Self over the Self" please submit an essay of 1500 words in answer to the following question: What is the importance of the rule of self over self to the American political order?
Please send your submission to Dr. Steven Brust, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy is pleased to announce the Third Annual Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Student Essay Award. We invite all Georgetown University undergraduates to participate and, by this award, we seek to honor our beloved professor and priest, Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
The Award will include a cash prize of $500, a certificate of recognition, and an autographed copy of one of Father Schall's books. Copies of the essay will be distributed at the award ceremony and posted on the Tocqueville Forum's website. We will award three "honorable mentions" who will receive an autographed copy of one of Father Schall's books.
The conferral of the Essay Award and honorable mentions will be held in conjunction with the conferral of the annual Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Award for Teaching and Humane Letters, given to a teacher and scholar exemplifying these same commitments. This year’s recipient of the Schall Award is Msgr. Robert Sokolowski of The Catholic University of America. The Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 8:00 pm in the ICC Auditorium at Georgetown University.
Essays should be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Steven Brust, Associate Director of the Tocqueville Forum, on or before April 11th, 2011. The essays should be no more than 1500 words, double-spaced, in twelve point Times New Roman font, with the applicant's name and the page number in the top right-hand corner. Please send any questions regarding the essay contest to email@example.com.
This award is generously sponsored by Michael Maibach (M.A. Georgetown College, 1999) and The Maibach Fund. Mr. Maibach, a former student of Fr. Schall's, seeks to honor a Georgetown undergraduate student who shares Fr. Schall's commitment to liberal arts education, the great books, and the philosophical and religious tradition of the West.