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Excellence in Communication Award                                                                                               

This award recognizes student excellence in written communication that is informed and timely. The award is co-sponsored by the Library and Bethel’s Quality Enhancement Plan as an initiative for writing enrichment.

How to Apply

Any undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Professional Studies is eligible to enter.



1st place $250

2nd place $150

3rd place $100

April 7, 2021

Paper topic
A paper on the topic of how Covid-19 has impacted the student’s current or future industry. The paper should be at least 2,500 words and integrate research from at least 5 peer-reviewed sources. 

Successful entries will include a paper that is 

  • centered on a thesis with supporting content
  • well-suited to the audience, purpose, and circumstances of the topic
  • includes well-structured and clearly written paragraphs
  • determines when information is needed and locates and incorporates credible information 
  • grammatically correct, free of spelling errors, and employs words in accordance with their dictionary definitions
  • follows APA formatting guidelines
  • meets overall quality standards of a college level essay

The awards committee will review applications following this rubric