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Lafayette Campus News (, October 18, 2001 – Students are invited to enter the Marquis de Lafayette Essay Contest sponsored by the American Friends of Lafayette, which annually awards a prize to the author of the best essay about the Marquis de Lafayette.

Essays should be on a subject related to one or more of the Marquis de Lafayette’s military, diplomatic, and/or humanitarian efforts and triumphs during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in America and Europe. The prize will be awarded at the Honors Convocation on April 28, 2002. The author of the winning essay will receive a $250 award and a certificate.

Essays must be written and submitted by an enrolled student of Lafayette College, 1000 to 2000 words in length, and submitted by computer disk or email in Word or WordPerfect format (or typewritten and double-spaced). Entries for the 2001-2002 year must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2002, and be addressed to The American Friends of Lafayette Essay Contest Selection Committee, c/o Philip Schroeder, 316 Markle Hall. Questions about the contest may be directed to Schroeder at x5200 or

The essays are judged by a committee appointed by the president of the American Friends of Lafayette, which includes at least one current or emeritus Lafayette faculty member.

For more information on the American Friends of Lafayette, visit

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