Please Send Us Your College Application Essays About Money

Did you apply for undergraduate admission this year and write an application essay about money, work, social class or other related topics? If so, we’d like to see it.

Since 2013, we have collected hundreds of essays like this each year and published some of ones we love each May. You can read the five we selected last year here.

Nearly anything goes: Tales of family fortunes gained or squandered, musings on the state of socioeconomic diversity in your community, summer jobs, start-ups, struggle and triumph. Last year, one high school senior wrote about her experiences preparing other people’s tax returns. In 2014, a teenage McDonald’s employee wrote about his work.

Please submit your essays to us by Friday, April 5, using the form on this page. Instagram and Snapchat supplements are welcome, though they are not at all required. We’ll publish essays in May and pay the writers our normal freelance rate.