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The department encourages both critical and creative Honors Projects. For the critical Honors Project, students write a 6500-8000-word scholarly essay that shows perceptive and original insight into a topic and that contributes to the discipline’s ongoing conversation about that topic. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies could conceive of this essay as a potential writing sample for their graduate school application.
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or For new registrants: You will receive an email to confirm your Coolidge Scholars account. Be sure to check your spam filter if it doesn't show up within a few minutes of registration.This application involves six steps. Step 1 – Personal Information
You will be asked to provide biographical information, contact information for a parent/guardian, and information about your high school. Step 2 – Educational InformationYou will be asked to provide information that will help the Coolidge Scholars Program assess the level of your educational achievement. You will need to submit your cumulative grade point average, your class rank, your SAT/ACT score(s) (if you have taken these exams), your PSAT score, and the scores you received on any AP Tests that you have taken. In addition, you will be asked to upload in PDF format your most current high school transcript. Note: the version you upload may be a copy. If you are named a finalist, your high school will be asked to provide the Coolidge Scholars Program with an official, sealed, version of your transcript. Step 3 – EssaysYou will be asked to write and submit two essays. The first essay has a 600-word limit and the second essay has an 800-word limit. These essays must be your original work.Step 4 – ResumeYou will be asked to upload a resume that gives details, if applicable, about any jobs you have held, community service involvement, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, special interests/hobbies, and any awards or honors you have received. This resume must use a minimum of a 12-point font size and must not exceed two pages in length (standard 8.5” x 11” letter-sized paper). Step 5 – Letters of RecommendationYour application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation. One letter must come from a teacher, current or former, and the other letter must come from a member of your community who knows you well. The application contains details for you to share with your recommenders.Step 6 – SubmitThe final step asks you to certify that your application is your own work and that you meet eligibility guidelines to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship. Upon certification, assuming your application is complete, you will be able to submit your application.
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