Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 23 2002

Roth Scholarship Writing Competition Announced: Deadline, Friday, November 8

Athens, W.Va. - The Roth Memorial Scholarship Committee of Concord College is now accepting applications for a writing competition for a $500 scholarship. Regardless of major, current Concord College students who have strong writing skills and who plan to enroll in the 2003-2004 academic year are invited to apply.

Application packets are available from Dr. Stephen Rowe, director of the Marsh Library. Completed applications, including a brief writing sample by the applicant, must be submitted to Dr. Rowe by November 8, 2002. Applicants who are invited by the Committee to proceed to the final writing stage of the scholarship competition will write an extemporaneous essay on an assigned topic early in the Spring 2002 semester.

Dr. David Roth taught in the Languages and Literature Division of Concord College from 1969 until 1986. This scholarship honors Dr. Roth's dedication to the teaching of writing by encouraging excellence in student writing at Concord. His legacy is perpetuated by colleagues, friends, students, and others who have worked to fund this annual award.

Persons with disabilities should contact Dr. Rowe if special accommodations are required to compete for the Roth Scholarship. The Committee will give accommodation requests its immediate attention and will arrange assistance.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Rowe, 1-304-384-5366, rowe@concord.edu or Dr. Elizabeth Roth, 1-304-384-5229, rothl@concord.edu.

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