UW-S freshman entered into UW System Essay Contest
Nicholas Schefsky to compete for $2,000 scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan freshman Nicholas Schefsky has been selected to represent UW-Sheboygan in the UW System’s 9th Annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition.
All students entering the contest were asked to draft an original essay discussing the William Cronon’s essay entitled “Only Connect,” which outlines 10 qualities that distinguish a liberally educated person. Student authors were asked to describe a moment from their recent education when they have been most vividly aware of the importance of one of these qualities.
Schefsky’s essay, “The Artist and the Engineer,” was selected by the campus to compete against other entries from across the UW System for a $2,000 scholarship. Schefsky’s essay was selected based on his thoughtful description and reflection on personal experience and his careful consideration of the Cronon essay. Schefsky, who has selected Engineering as his major, just completed his first semester at UW-Sheboygan.
For his efforts, Schefsky, a graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School, will receive a $100 Amazon gift card from the UW-Sheboygan Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) committee and will represent UW-Sheboygan in the UW System competition. Up to 13 UW Colleges students will be entered into the competition – one representing each campus.
Three awards of $2,000 will be presented – one to a UW Colleges student and two to students from the UW comprehensive and doctoral institutions. Winners will be selected by a group of judges from the UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts and will be notified in Spring 2014.
For more information about UW-Sheboygan, contact the UW-Sheboygan Student Affairs Office at (920) 459-6633, email email@example.com or visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu.