Essay Instructions

Campbell University Family of the Year Essay Contest

Campbell University is dedicated to building relationships between students, families, alumni and faculty.  Campbell also recognizes the important role that families play in the education of their students throughout their college career. 

The Office of Student Life at Campbell University would like to honor one special family for their contribution to the education of their student by recognizing a “Campbell University Family of the Year.”  The family of the year will remind the Campbell community that relationships and support groups are critical for a student’s success in college. 

What does that mean?  It means that this is your chance to highlight your family by nominating them for this year’s Campbell University Family of the Year.  All you have to do is write an essay of no more than 800 words of why your family is a great Campbell University family.  Essays should be 800 words and will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of family’s support for student’s success in college
  • Evidence of family’s support and enthusiasm for the Campbell University
  • Creativity
  • Grammar

If your essay is chosen, you will receive:

  • A book scholarship for the Spring Semester (for 1 student/essay writer)
  • Tickets to all Athletic Events during Family Weekend (Saturday, September 24, 2016)
  • A plaque presented at the Football Game on Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Your essay and family will be featured on the Campbell website
  • You & your family will be honored guests in the Homecoming Parade at 2 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Even if your essay is not chosen, we hope that you will continue to show your pride and support for Campbell University and your family by inviting them to be present at the Family Weekend on September 23-25, 2016.

All essays must be submitted on-line by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Submit Essay

The chosen student will be notified by phone or email on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Contest opened to full-time, main-campus, undergraduate Campbell students