Student Essay Contest, Win $1000 Scholarship

Jan 4, 2010


Community College Baccalaureate Association Announces

 2010 CCBA Student Essay Contest

$1,000 to the Student Winner and $1,000 to the Winning School


          The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) is announcing its 7th Annual Student Essay Contest. The CCBA’s website, located online at, has been updated to include the 2010 essay topic, new contest rules, and entry information. This year, the CCBA is encouraging early entries.

            The winner of the essay contest will receive $1,000 and an all expense paid trip to the Tenth Annual Community College Baccalaureate Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland from March 26-28, 2010. $1,000 will also be awarded to the Student Government Association of the winner’s college. The scholarship prize is provided by Community College Week.

            The essay topic for 2010 is “Why obtaining a four year degree on my community college campus would be important to me.” Students who enter the contest should explore the issues of baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses in their essays.

            Baccalaureate degrees are now offered on community college campuses throughout the United States and Canada through University Centers, 2+2 programs, and Distance Learning. Community colleges in fourteen states and three Canadian provinces currently confer the degrees themselves. The CCBA is conducting the contest to determine what students think about community colleges offering baccalaureate (four-year) degrees. Any student currently enrolled in a community college is eligible, and there is no limit to the number of students per school that may enter.

            Contest entries must be postmarked by February 5, 2010 and mailed to Dr. Beth Hagan, Community College Baccalaureate Association, P. O. Box 60210, Ft. Myers, FL 33906, or emailed by midnight February 5, 2010 to The winner will be notified no later than February 10th.

            CCBA strives to promote better access to the baccalaureate degree on community college campuses, and to serve as a resource for information on various models for accomplishing this purpose. For more information, go online to