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The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest is in honor of Scott Wright (July 27, 1964 ­- June 08, 2003), past editor of Community College Week, recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education.

Student authors are asked to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged them to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college and how that encouragement helped them reach their goal(s) in a 500-word (or less) essay.

Only students currently enrolled at NISOD-member colleges are eligible. Please contact your president’s office if your college is not included in the “College” list below.

Questions? Email our Membership Team at membership@nisod.org.

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Describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged you to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped you reach your goal (maximum 500 words).

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By submitting this essay, I certify that the information I provided is true and correct as of the date the essay is submitted. If my essay is selected as the winning submission, I agree to the Criteria and Terms.


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