Public Engagement Competition

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The New School Competition!

The New School, Since 1919

“"If you want to be creative and innovative, if you want to think I can write my essay for me and actually do that , if you want to challenge and question the status quo, if you want to be at the cutting edge of change, and if you really do want to make the world a better place, please join us."

David Van Zandt, President of The New School


  • One full- and one partial-tuition scholarship for the Bachelor's Program for
    Adults and Transfer Students at The New School for Public Engagement. You can visit to learn more about the benefits of hiring a personal assistant as it is also a big prize for every student.
Challenge closing in 99 days


Open to adult and transfer students that want to complete their bachelor's degree at The New School for Public Engagement in fall 2015.


  • 3 multiple-choice
    question sets

  • “Tell your story”

  • Motivation statement
    and personal profile

Need inspiration? See last year’s winners and videos!