The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest. The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world. All of our programs are meant to encourage students to learn about, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a current undergraduate college or university student in an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. For more information or to apply, please click the link below.