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Why did you choose to apply to NU?
300-word essay on one of the following prompts for your reflection. The entrance essay for the Northwest University Honors Program also serves as the application for the President’s Scholarship Competition:
Some of the best types of education occur outside the walls of the traditional classroom. Please select a life lesson that you learned—profound or simple—and detail how you picked it up and who helped serve as an instructor. (Our only stipulation is that you avoid any missions trip-related accounts, as our evaluators have read many such narratives that tend to advance predictable themes.) Please be creative and tell a memorable story along with relating your lesson.
The African American novelist Zora Neale Hurston once observed: “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” As you reflect on your senior year in high school (or running start), do you consider it more a year of questions or a year of answers? Explain and include examples. If it was a year of questions, what were they and whom did you ask—God, the important people in your life, or your own heart? How do you live in the tension of unanswered questions? If it was a year of answers, how did the answers arrive? What were the questions? How did you live with the tension of those questions?