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Future Alumni Essay Contest

Every October, TTC students have the opportunity to enter the The Future Alumni Essay Contest to win cash prizes. First place winner receives $1,000 and 4 runners-up receive $500 each. 

The 2018 essay application is open from Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 until Friday, Nov. 2 2018, at midnight. 


As a student at Trident Technical College, your goal is to receive a quality education in order to have a rewarding career.

But what so many students find out is that it is so much more than that.

At TTC, you become a part of a close-knit community and are surrounded by people that encourage and motivate you. You learn valuable life skills like self-discipline, time-management, communication and perseverance and you gain a greater awareness of the impact TTC has on the community.  

In 500 to 1000 words, discuss how you think attending TTC means so much more than getting a degree, diploma or certificate. 

Here are some questions to help you:

  • How has TTC had an impact on you - as a student, parent, employee or citizen?
  • How do you think TTC impacts the community?
  • How do you think TTC will help YOU have an impact on the community?


Students enrolled in at least one credit or non-credit course at TTC, in any program of study. Full-time employees are not eligible. 

To Enter

Send an email to alumni@tridenttech.edu with your essay attached (Word or PDF). 

In the body of the email, include:

  • Name
  • TTC email address
  • Personal email address
  • Phone number
  • TTC student identification number

In the essay document, include your student identification number and the title of your essay. Do not include your name. 

Essays will not be accepted after the due date, and the judge's decisions are final. Essays will be judged based on originality, content, clarity of expression, creativity, spelling, grammar and organization. You may have someone else proofread your essay and use spelling and grammar tools. 

Due Date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at midnight. Winners will be announced via email in early December.