The Model Community Family Award is given in honor of the outstanding and significant contributions family members make in the lives of Otterbein students in preparing them for college and supporting them while they are here.
How to Enter
Essays are now being accepted for the 2016 Model Community Family Award. The deadline is Sept. 2. The essay is to be no more than 500 words and should be filled out here.
Otterbein students are invited to submit an essay about a family member who has taught them a significant lesson and apply it to their experience at Otterbein. The essays should be named “From where I STAND.” Essays are judged by a committee. The subject of the winning essay receives the Model Community Family Award and the student who wrote the essay wins a prize as well.
Nominate a family member here!
About the Contest
The contest, presented by the Center for Student Involvement and the Office of Annual Giving & Constituent Communication, provides students with an opportunity to recognize parents, step-parents, or guardians whose presence, endeavors, dedication, and care have contributed to his or her personal development and academic success.
- Name the Essay “From Where I STAND”.
- Identify and illustrate a life lesson you have learned from a family member.
- Share how this lesson has contributed to your personal development and academic success and how you have used or plan to use this lesson during your time at Otterbein.
- You must be a current Otterbein University student to participate.
- Entries should be no more than 500 words in length.
Thoughtful reflection on the life lesson illustrated and the ways in which the nominee has impacted and influenced the student in a positive manner.
- Clear and concise development of points.
- Technical correctness and grammar.
Recognition and Prizes
All nominees will receive a congratulatory letter and a copy of the essay submission.
Recognition of the winning essay and the award recipient(s) will occur during Homecoming & Family Weekend.
The student who wrote the winning essay will be presented with a Gift Card and the winner(s) of the Model Community Family Award will be presented with a framed certificate. The winning student will also be highlighted in Towers Magazine.
2015 - Mary Jo Miller
2014 - Doug Bean