Application Essay Tips and Tricks

  • Start by brainstorming a list of things that you decide to do everyday, every month, every year for others.  These should not be things that you do simply because someone else tells you to do it.  

  • Elaborate or add to the areas that clearly demonstrate ethical leadership

  • Emphasize the characteristics that make you different than your peers.

  • Remember, the readers have never met you.  They will only get to know you from what you write.  (Proofread your essay to make the best impression.)

  • Make sure to be descriptive, yet accurate and objective, about your accomplishments, contributions, and why you feel you are an Ethical Leader.    



Interested students must secure the following:

Interested students should watch the Judith L Snow Overview Presentation ~ CLICK HERE

Read through the Judith Snow Award General Information HERE.

Student Application templates and recommendation forms are available HERE or on each middle school websites.  

Make a copy of this Student Application document.

Rename the doc using the following format: School Judith Snow Award Student Application Last Name, First Name (example: EM Judith Snow Award Student Application Washington, George).

Complete all of the components of the Student Application. Do NOT alter any bold or colored text.

Completed applications and recommendations must be submitted by Friday, May 20, 2022.

Completed applications must be emailed to:

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