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