Honors College Paper Competition

Common Day of Learning

Common Day of Learning (CDL) at Azusa Pacific University is a campus-wide event dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and learning. The event is held on the first Wednesday of March each year and gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to share their recent academic discoveries with members of the campus and surrounding communities.

Honors College Paper Competition

In the past, Honors College students have participated in CDL in a number of different ways, in particular, the Honors College Paper Competition. The competition offers a small monetary prize and recognition to encourage emerging scholars to distinguish themselves in their fields through research and writing and then to publish their work. A faculty review committee selects the top three essays and publishes them in a journal, Gratia Eruditionis, in order to reflect the academic achievements of undergraduate students and share that remarkable scholarship with a wider audience.

Read the paper competition journal, Gratia Eruditionis:


Entries for the Honors College Paper Competition 2014 are due December 14, 2014. Read more about awards, eligibility, and rules for the competition: