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Student Essay Contest Contest

Application Deadline is February 28, 2019

The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest hosted by Community College Week and NISOD honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), 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 him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach their goal.

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.

Please email Nicole Novelli at Nicole@nisod.org or call (512) 471-7545 if you have any questions.

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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 their 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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