Dear Evan Hansen Announces 4th Annual College Essay Contest | Playbill

Education News Dear Evan Hansen Announces 4th Annual College Essay Contest

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the competition.

Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway Education Alliance Inc. and Gotham Writers Workshop have announced the Fourth Annual Dear Evan Hansen College Essay Writing Contest. A $10,000 college scholarship will be awarded to the writer of the winning essay. Submissions must be received by May 9 at 11:59 PM ET for consideration.

The 2022 theme is inspired by a moment in Dear Evan Hansen when Evan’s mother, Heidi, offers Evan a hopeful view of life after high school.

“College is going to be so great for you… how many times in life do you get the chance to just… start all over again?”

To enter the contest, 11th and 12th grade students must write and submit a college-application style essay, under 650 words, that answers the following prompt: "Have you ever had the chance to reinvent yourself? As you look ahead to life after high school, will you introduce a whole new you to a fresh community, or further shape the best version of yourself?”

For contest rules and submission guidelines, please go here.

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