The Brimhall Essay Contest
July 22, 2008
Every year the Student Alumni Association runs the George H. Brimhall Essay Contest. The Brimhall Essay contest has two principle motivations: to promote excellent scholarship among BYU students and to enhance their understanding of the university’s rich history. This year’s honoree is Rex E. Lee. Rex E. Lee was the founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School in the 1970s as well as serving as president of Brigham Young University from 1989 to 1995. President Lee was a staunch believer that education needed to invoke both spiritual and secular learning and this year’s essay contest is an important opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of how this is possible.
The Brigham Young University Archives is committed to helping students write exceptional essays for the Brimhall Essay contest and has made available a number of resources to help students gain a greater understanding of President Lee and his contributions to the university. A Popular Search Topic page describing these resources is available at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/byuhistory/universityhistory/pst/rexelee/.