Paul Simon Essay Contest open for submissions

The submission period for Illinois Valley Community College’s 2021 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is open. 

The student who best describes “How IVCC has changed my life” will win $300 and read their essay at the May 22 commencement. 

All currently enrolled full- or part-time IVCC students are eligible. Essays must be 500 words or less and be submitted as an attachment to [email protected]. Deadline is noon Friday, Feb. 26. 

The winning essay will be entered into the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) statewide contest. One submission will be chosen for a $500 award. 

IVCC’s Nasrina Bellel of Marseilles was the ICCTA’s 2020 winner.

Contact Fran Brolley at ext. 466 or [email protected] for information.