Clyde Shirley U.S. Constitution Scholarship

The Clyde Shirley U.S. Constitution Scholarship will be awarded to a College of Arts and Sciences freshman in their first semester at USC who has written the best original essay on a topic dealing with the U.S. Constitution. This essay should be an original work with cited sources in the APA or MLA style. The topic for the 2018-19 essay contest is: Is the Constitution still the Supreme Law of the land? Essays should be 1000-1500 words in length and must be double-spaced and either computer-generated. The winner will be selected by a team of USC faculty judges according to the thoughtfulness and persuasiveness of the argument, demonstration of knowledge of the Constitution, and overall writing ability. The award is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences and maintains a 3.0 USC GPA. We hope to award up to four (4) scholarships (instate and out of state).

Award
$1000
Deadline
08/05/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please report your AP/IB test with a score of "3" or higher.
  2. If you marked "Other" on the above question, please explain.
  3. Do you have any college work from another institution earned while in high school?
  4. If you answered "YES", please supply the courses completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  5. Is the Constitution still the Supreme Law of the land?