Julian Clement Chase Prize for Undergraduate Writing about DC

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The University Writing Program is honored to announce: The Julian Clement Chase Prize for exceptional undergraduate writing focused on the District of Columbia.

  • Prize Award: $1,000
  • Submission date: May 22, 2017
  • Award ceremony: October 19, 2017

This annual prize recognizes exceptional research writing projects focused on Washington, DC. Submissions can represent any work undertaken at GW, including (but not limited to) UW courses, Senior theses, and capstone projects.  Submitted papers might examine DC history, neighborhoods, cultures, artistic expressions; they may engage in scientific analysis of quality of life issues in DC. Collaborative or team projects are welcome.

Sgt. Julian Clement Chase, 22, was a native of Washington DC, and graduated in 2008 from DC’s Wilson High School. While serving with the United States Marine Corps, he was killed in action in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was set to matriculate as a freshman at GW in Spring 2013. Julian was born in Washington. He knew and relished his city. His family has established this prize in his honor to recognize others who explore DC with the intelligence and exuberance that he did.

Submission details: writingprogram.gwu.edu/julian-clement-chase-prize
Questions?  contact Phyllis Ryder pryder@gwu.edu