Posted: January 18, 2019

Deadline to submit an entry is February 22, 2019. The prize for 1st place is $200 and two $150 prizes will be awarded for 2nd place.

The Undergraduate Diversity Essay Contest, sponsored by The College of Agricultural Sciences Diversity Coordinating Council, is intended to increase awareness and promote an understanding and valuing of diversity among our students. The undergraduate students of today will be our future employees, and leaders of tomorrow. Cultural competence and the ability to interact effectively with people from a variety of different backgrounds is quickly becoming an employment skill and expectation.

Essay Topic:
Why is it important to understand, appreciate, and value diversity in your professional field? Please consider research and literature related to diversity in your field. For purposes of this essay contest, Diversity is defined as:

Differences among people with respect to:

  • age
  • class
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • physical and mental ability
  • race
  • sexual orientation
  • spiritual practice
  • other human differences

More information and submission form may be found here.