Paul Simon Essay Contest open for submissions

JANUARY 23, 2023

The submission period for Illinois Valley Community College’s 2023 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 13 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 Deadline is noon Friday, Feb. 24.  

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.  

For information, contact Fran Brolley at (815) 224-466 or