Each applicant’s personal essay will be evaluated using the following criteria.
|Personal Experience||Takes a leadership role in planning and teaching others about social justice||Actively participates in opportunities when they are made available||Belongs to a club or group which supports social justice||Not actively engaged in social justice|
|Awareness||Demonstrates a personal connection to causes/needs of social justice||Well informed of the need for social justice through means other than personal experience||Has read about the need for social justice and has been moved to think about it||Is not aware or actively concerned|
|Goals||Clearly communicates future personal goals regarding social justice his/her participation in achieving these goals||Communicates worthy goals but only in idealistic terms rather than practical ones||Limits goals to satisfaction with those already attained||Offers no future goals at this time|
|Accomplishments||Clear impact with observable accomplishments with details provided||Demonstrates influencing others in attaining goals||Participation but limited or no actionable results||Does not communicate|