FLORENCE – Competition for the Lewis E. Beasley Americanism Scholarship is underway at Francis Marion University. Deadline for submission of papers is Jan. 21, 2000.
The $500 scholarship is presented to the undergraduate student who writes the most effective paper advocating the private, free enterprise system and form of government provided in the U.S. Constitution.
The Lewis E. Beasley Americanism Scholarship competition is limited to undergraduate students enrolled at FMU. The winner will be announced on Academic Awards Day in spring 2000.
Papers will be judged on the strength of their advocacy for the topic and on the manner and style by which the topic is developed. Manuscripts are to be typewritten, double-spaced, and follow commonly accepted typewritten format.
Manuscripts are to be no less than eight pages and no more than 12 pages, exclusive of the front page. Where appropriate the paper will be documented. The selection committee will read each paper without knowledge of its author. Authors of those manuscripts rated as excellent will be asked, as part of the competition, to discuss their papers with the selection committee.
All undergraduate students at FMU are encouraged to enter the scholarship competition. Submissions are to be made by 5 p.m., Jan. 21, 2000, to the FMU Office of the Provost, Stokes Administration Building. For more information, call the Provost office at 843-661-1281.