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RWJ Scholars Award in memory of Richard W. Judy.

The RWJ Scholars award is open to students in the University Honors Program, preferably those in their sophomore or junior year.  The award recipient will receive $750 based on the strength of an essay and their academic record. Students are invited to submit a piece of writing that addresses some aspect of entrepreneurialism, innovation, or foreign policy.

Eligible essay topics:

Entrepreneurship—There are many new opportunities for students to seize an idea and grow it into a business.  What is a new opportunity that you see on the horizon to develop a product or solution to a local or global need?  What resources would you need to make this idea a reality?

Workforce development—What is an innovation or investment that would improve equity, education and training, and job satisfaction for the U.S. workforce?

Russian and American relations—Why is the relationship between the United States and Russia critical to global stability? What advice would you give to government officials to ensure a mutually advantageous relationship for both countries?

Your future—Which social, political, or economic factors have shaped your thinking about the difference you hope to make in the world over the next five to ten years?

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