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IVCC opens submission period for the 2022 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

Essays may be submitted through noon on Monday, Feb. 14

Illinois Valley Community College’s 2022 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is now open for submissions. Students may submit essays until noon Monday, Feb. 14.

The essay prompt for this contest will be “How IVCC has changed my life” as the winner will receive $300 and read their essay at the May 14 commencement ceremony.

All IVCC students who are enrolled full-time and part-time are eligible to participate. The essays must be 500 words or less and be submitted as an attachment in an email to Community_Relations@ivcc.edu by Feb. 14.

The winning essay will also be entered into the Illinois Valley Community College Trustees Association statewide contest where one submission will be chosen for a $500 reward.

For additional questions and information, contact Fran Brolley at 815-224-0466 or fran_brolley@ivcc.edu.