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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 6:00pm

Writing Contest: Why a Degree?

Get Paid for Your Story!

Share your personal story and tell the world why you want a degree from NVC. 

Contest Rules:

  • Write a 500-word essay (no more than 2 double-spaced pages) 
  • Topic:  Why you want to earn a degree from Northwest Vista College
  • Write it in the first person: I want a degree from Northwest Vista College because… 
  • Do NOT include your name or banner ID on your actual essay
  • Provide your name and other needed information on the form provided on the bottom of this page



  • First Place Winner = $500 applied to your student account
  • Second Place Winner = $300 applied to your student account
  • Third Place Winner = $150 applied to your student account
  • Every student who writes an essay for this contest will receive a special gift. 


Get Help at the WAC Writing Center!

If you need any help writing and proofing your essay, remember to visit the WAC Writing Center in RLC-205. 

If you have any questions about the form or the contest, please contact

If you experience any problems, please submit all your information and the essay to


Contest participants agree to have their essay published in NVC promotional materials in its entirety or in part. Not all essays or fragments of essays will be published. All work must be original and authentic to the student's experience. Copyrighted material will not be accepted or considered in the contest. Votes of judges are final.


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