Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Essay Questions

Each year, the Schreyer Honors College requires potential Scholars to answer three essay questions. These questions change on a yearly basis and are meant to elicit well-written, comprehensive responses. Essay responses do not have word count or formatting requirements.

The essay questions are posted here a few months before the Penn State and Schreyer Honors College application is made available on August 1. We strongly encourage you to begin working on your essays immediately after they are posted.

2019 Essay Questions

  • There are 27 amendments to the Constitution of the United States. What should be the 28th?
  • Are China and India developing countries? Why or why not?
  • The Seven Wonders of the World is a well-known list highlighting spectacular natural phenomena or human-made structures. Please describe some of the Seven Wonders of your world: They could include people, places, events, or things that have significantly affected who you are.

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