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Libraries’ Essay Competition Offers Cash Prizes to Students

By WU Libraries on December 16, 2019

The Washington University Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. That’s right, students — ponder the contents of your bookshelves, write a brief essay, and you could win cash. The Neureuther Student Book Collect...

Libraries’ Essay Competition Offers Cash Prizes to Students

By Julie Hale on January 16, 2019

Reading as a pleasurable act is what Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of the Washington University School of Business, hoped to promote among students when he set up an endowed book fund for the WU Libraries in 1987. Today the fund provides the resources for the annual Neureuther Student Book Col...

University Libraries Announce 2018 Neureuther Essay Contest Winners

By Julie Hale on March 27, 2018

We’re excited to announce the winners of our annual Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Before we reveal the names of our champion essayists, here’s a little history on the Libraries’ long-standing contest: An endowment from WU alum Carl Neureuther (class of 1940) provides ...

Enter WU Libraries’ Student Essay Contest for a Chance to Win Cash

By Julie Hale on January 22, 2018

The WU Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. That’s right, students — ponder the contents of your bookshelves, write a brief essay, and you could win cash. The Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competiti...

Students Can Win Cash Prize in Libraries’ Essay Competition

By Julie Hale on January 19, 2017

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition!  That’s right—the annual contest, with its cash prizes of $500 and $1,000, has showcased the book collections and writing expertise of WU students for three decades. Carl Neureuther would surely be ...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Neureuther Essay Competition

By Julie Hale on March 31, 2016

The start of April means it’s time to announce the winners of our Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Before we reveal the names of our champion essayists, here’s a little background on the Libraries’ long-standing contest: An endowment from WU alum Carl Neureuther (class o...