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The BU Trustee Scholarship Competition

The author of Something Clever is a female high school student from Seattle, Washington who has been accepted at Boston University. She just found out that she's been asked to apply for the school's Trustee Scholar program that would qualify her for full tuition and room and board for all four years.

Wow, that's a heck of an opportunity. But to win the scholarship, she going to have to write a 600-word essay. And here's topic#1:
Boston University Trustee Scholars are encouraged to develop well-informed and well-reasoned views of important political, social, and artistic issues. We try to select students who have a sense of how to present persuasive arguments in support of their views. With that in mind, write an essay of no more than 600 words responding to one of the following statements:

1. Electricity generation via nuclear power produces no greenhouse gases, but does produce a small volume of very dangerous radioactive waste.
What a coincidence! Now, if our young friend would like some help researching this paper, feel free to explore our blog, or check out our main Web page.

And good luck. And once you get to BU, please say hello to Mr. Eruzione.

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something clever's high school teacher said…
Something Clever from Seattle, Washigton has not even completed an application yet for Boston University. She has visited and had a great time, but at this time has made no decisions. She is a theatre student currently, however entirely capable of nuclear science or whatever field she chooses. Just felt the need to clarify.

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