KC accepting Simon Essay competition submissions

Monday, February 11, 2013

Kishwaukee College is now accepting submissions for the Illinois Community College Trustees Association 2013 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest. The competition is open to all Kishwaukee College students with the award being reimbursement of the winning student’s Spring 2013 tuition and fees. Applications are available at the Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office; deadline for completed application and essay is March 18.

Students entering the competition submit an essay on the following topic: How My Community College Changed My Life. The essay must be 500 words or less and be typed. Each essay submitted will be evaluated by members of the Kishwaukee College English faculty and will be judged on the basis of writing style, clarity of expression, and relevancy to topic with special emphasis placed on correct grammar and punctuation. Any essay not following the stated rules will be disqualified.

The Kishwaukee College winner also will have his/her essay entered into the state competition for an additional $500 stipend toward Fall 2013 educational expenses. The state winner will also be invited to attend the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Banquet in Chicago on June 7.

For more information, contact the Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office at 815-825-2086, ext. 2240.

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