Julian Clement Chase Prize for Undergraduate Writing about DC

Please encourage your students to submit for this honor. All disciplines welcome, as are collaborative or team projects. The prize is $1,000. Submissions are due May 21, 2018.

For more information: https://writingprogram.gwu.edu/julian-clement-chase-prize

Strong entries will show

  • Original research demonstrating in-depth engagement with the Washington, DC community.  
  • Clear and effective communication of ideas.
  • Adherence to the academic standards of a particular field or discipline.

The prize honors Sgt. Julian Clement Chase, 22, a native of Washington DC who was killed in action in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was set to matriculate at GW in Spring 2013. Julian knew and relished his city. His family has established this prize to recognize others who explore DC with the intelligence and exuberance that he did.