Choose only one of the prompts below and write a response of 1,500 words or less (except for the short story).
- Write a short story (any genre or setting but not fan fiction) of 2,500 words or less.
What do you consider to be the single most important societal problem? Why? Suggest
possible solution/s and explain.
If you were given a one-time use time machine that can place you anywhere and any time in
the last 3000 years, where and when would you live out your life?
- Choose a person (fictional character or real) who affected you deeply and explain why.
Explain the importance of (your major) in today’s society and what you think that industry
will be like in 10 years.
- Your name and other identifying information should be on the top left portion
- Include the prompt you selected after your name
- Title is optional
- Pictures/images/drawings are optional
Only the body of the work counts in the word count (does not include title, your name and
other information, the prompt, and citations/sources if applicable)
- 0.5 inches margins (top, bottom, left, right)
- Font size 11
- Font: Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman
- Left aligned body (not justified). The title may be centered.
If you used sources, use any style guide for citing but use the same one throughout (MLA,
APA, AP, AMA, IEEE, etc)
- The file type must be either .pdf, .doc, or .docx
Your work will be graded on
- how well you followed the instructions
- sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics
- the organization of your work
- word choice
- how engaging or compelling your work is
- Applicant must have a copy of official/unofficial transcript
Applicant must be an incoming college freshman in Fall 2022 or a current college student in a degree program
The type of degree that applicant must receive upon graduation is a/an associate's degree,
bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree, law degree, medical degree, or other similar
Applicants who are in a certificate/certification program and the like are not eligible for the reward.
Applicant is required to be in a degree program
- Previous winners of the Center IPA Foundation scholarship will not be considered
- Official/Unofficial transcript
Proof that you are a current college student or prospective college student (e.g., college acceptance
letter, fall 2022 schedule, verification from school)
- A response to the written portion
- Student ID
Requirements if your application is selected:
Awardees must be able to attend the award ceremony. Inability to attend the awards
ceremony will result in forfeiture of the award.
Awardees must also be at the ceremony on time. Late comers will not receive the award.
- Awardees are not allowed to assign representatives to receive the award on their behalf.
- Awardees must be able to stay for the whole duration of the ceremony.
- Awardees may bring one (1) guest to the ceremony [optional].