Ulysses Program Application Class of 2022
What makes you a good candidate for the Ulysses Signature Program? Ulysses seniors spend a semester conducting independent research and producing written, visual, and audio presentations about a topic of choice. We are looking for students who are motivated to learn, have passionate interests, and are curious about the world. We would like to know more about you, what you care about, and what piques your curiosity.

Please help us get to know you by completing all of the short answer questions and by writing an essay that addresses ONE of the following essay prompts. Your essay should be 350-500 words long. Be descriptive, detailed, and specific; tell a story if that helps to illustrate your point.

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018

You may only submit this form one time. We strongly recommend that you compose your responses in a WORD document or a GOOGLE doc and then copy and paste your final edited versions on this form. Accurate proofreading and thoughtful revision are essential.


What is a passion of yours? Why is it important to you? How did you develop this interest? How do you pursue it? What more might you do to develop your passion?

What was a project of yours that was especially meaningful to you? What made it so? If you could continue this project, how would you improve or expand it?

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018

MCPS ID Number
(If Applicable)
Last name as reported to MCPS *
First Name as reported to MCPS *
Current Middle School *
Parent or Guardian Name 1 *
Parent or Guardian Name 2
Home Address *
Parent/Guardian Email Address *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
I understand that I can only complete and submit this form one time. *
The completed application is due by February 20, 2018.
I understand that it is my responsibility to ask a total of two of my current teachers (English, Social Studies and/or Science Teacher) to submit the recommendation form online. I will politely ask my teachers for recommendations in a timely manner. Completed recommendations must be received by February 26, 2018. *
Please write the names of your two teacher recommenders in the space below.
Short answer 1: Why did you choose to apply to the Ulysses Signature Program? *
Short answer 2: What are your education/career goals after graduation from high school? *
Short answer 3: How do you spend your free time? *
ESSAY: Choose one essay prompt from the two choices located at the top of this application form: Essay Question One (Passion) or Essay Question Two (Project). *
We suggest that you compose your essay in a Word document or Google doc first so that you may edit and revise, as needed.
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