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McPartlin Award

Founded in the early 1990s by Stephen McPartlin, the McPartlin Award honors excellent writing by first year students at the University of Notre Dame. Three awards are given, and winning essays are published in Fresh Writing. First, second, and third place winners receive $300, $250, and $200 cash awards, respectively, and certificates commemorating their achievement. Click here for more information about the McPartlin Award.