The deadline for the 2018 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is noon Friday, March 23.

The student who best describes "How IVCC has changed my life" will win $300 and read their essay at the May 19 commencement. All currently enrolled full- or part-time IVCC students are eligible. Essays must be 500 words or less and submitted as an attachment to Community_Relations@ivcc.edu.

The winning essay will be forwarded to the ICCTA for consideration in the statewide contest. One essay from this pool will be chosen for the ICCTA's $500 stipend for fall. Contact Fran Brolley at (815) 224-0466 for information.