Merit Scholarship Essay

Due February 4, 2023

Respond to ONE of the following quotes with a thoughtful, well-developed essay. Please restate the quote you choose at the beginning of your essay. There is no minimum word count, however the maximum is 1,000 words. 

Essay Prompts
  1. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read.” - Mark Twain
  2. “Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.” - Jessamyn West
  3. “Freedom is not the right to do as one pleases, but the opportunity to do what is right. ” - Peter Marshall
  4. “Books complicate our lives.” - John Leonard
  5. “Muddied water, let stand, will clear.” - Lao Tsu