Kristi Schultz Broughton Liberal Arts Essay Contest

Each academic year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites students to participate in our liberal arts education essay contest. The contest is open to all currently enrolled Butler undergraduates who have completed two or more semesters at Butler or another post-secondary liberal arts institution, and the submitted essays are judged by a committee of Butler University faculty drawn from various disciplines. The student who writes the winning essay wins a $1000 prize and is featured on the LAS Essay Contest webpage.

The essay contest is named in honor of Kristi Schultz Broughton. Although not a Butler grad, Kristi was an avid supporter of Butler. Kristi was an elementary school teacher and a Butler Mom whose life exemplified the values of liberal education and a commitment to teaching and learning. The contest is made possible through the generous gift of Kristi’s sister Karen Schultz Alter ’85 and brother Steven R. Schultz ’88.