Our insider at Campus Progress, Thomas Coen ’07 writes in with another essay contest:
I wrote in last week about how Campus Progress is giving away $250 in its Conservative Course Catalog Contest. If that isn’t up your alley, then check out our College Affordability Essay Contest where you can win $2,500.
“With total student debt in this country totaling over $440 billion, and the average student today graduating with debt almost three and a half times that of graduates a decade ago, the Campaign for College Affordability is giving students and recent graduates the chance to highlight the crisis in student aid – and at the same time turn their debt into cash.
The Campaign for College Affordability announces the College Affordability Essay Contest. The contest is open to current students, undergraduate or graduate, and former students with at least $2,500 in outstanding educational debt who write and place an essay, reported article, opinion piece, or multimedia work on the topic of college affordability in a college, local or national publication – print or web. The winner, to be determined by our panel of judges, will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to alleviate his or her student debt burden. You can report on the issues; write about your personal struggles with debt, affordability, and the system; propose creative solutions – we’re looking for original contributions to the debate.
Do it! For the peoples! For progress! For $2,500!
(Also, you should totally make an awesome youtube video about debt. And incorporate some really awesome Billy Joel song into it somehow.)