Interested students must submit a formal application and an essay. The essay must be between 500-800 words, typed on 8 ½ x 11 paper, using standard margins and size 12 font. The application should be completed as thoroughly as possible and all information must be entirely truthful. Graduate level students will not be considered. Letters of recommendation are not required and will not be accepted to preserve fairness. Any applications found to contain false information and/or plagiarized essays will be immediately disqualified. All essays must be entirely original and must be the sole work of the applicant themselves. All application essays and their publishing rights will become the intellectual and real property of . If or one of its affiliates publishes an applicant’s essay the applicants name will not be identified. If an applicant wishes not to have their essay published they can opt-out by sending an email communication to [email protected] with the phrase “Opt-Out” in the subject line and their first name, last name and email address in the body section of the email.