Up to six student participants of the Alumni Insider’s View…U.S.
Capital Program are awarded scholarships each year in memory of two
distinguished St. John’s alumni: Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo
’46L, ’84HON and Arthur B. Carton ’25C, ’29L. To apply for
scholarship consideration, students must submit an additional essay
as indicated on the application form. The Washington, DC Alumni
Insider’s View…Program Committee will review the essays and judge
them on presentation, writing style, logical thinking, soundness of
argument, depth of persuasion, personal passion, use of factual
data and number and quality of cited references.
Please answer one of the following essay topics in 500-1,000 words,
using 12-point font. Essays will only be accepted
electronically in either PDF or Word format. It is highly
recommended that students consult the Writing Center before
submitting their essay.
- What do you believe are the two most important political issues
facing our country as we head into the 2012 Presidential Election?
Why should Americans consider them a top priority when casting
- The recent New York City ‘Soda Ban’ raises major questions
about city, state and federal government’s involvement in the lives
of citizens. Do you believe the ‘Soda Ban’ was justified and what
impact will it have on both New Yorkers and businesses?
- In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (PPACA)…sweeping legislation that will change
the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. One of the
biggest changes to our health care system will be the creation of
State-based Health Insurance Exchanges. What will these exchanges
do, how will they do it and will they be successful?
The deadline to submit your scholarship essay is Monday, October
7, 2013. The Office of Financial Aid will verify if you are
eligible for financial assistance.
Students participating in the Pharmacy Track are eligible to
receive the Addabbo Scholarship.
Make sure to include your first and last name as well as X number
in your essay document.
For General Track, please e-mail essays to
Elisa Douglas ’05C
Office of Alumni Relations
For Pharmacy Track, please e-mail essays to
Office of Development