Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launches Monthly Essay Contest

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has launched a monthly series of essay contests for college students attending SC State University which is one its 47 member public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and 6 law schools. The Women’s History Month contest recently began on March 1.

The first contest question was posted earlier this month in recognition of Black History Month, and will be followed by a new question each month through the end of the year. Two students will win a $500 scholarship or other prizes.

The contest is part of TMCF’s ongoing efforts to expose students to a variety of career development opportunities.

“Participating in an essay contest is an excellent way for students to develop their persuasive writing skills while earning some extra funds in the process,” said Dwayne Ashley, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “We also realize that many of our students and their parents are struggling through challenging economic times and may need some additional support to keep focused on completing their education.”

The essay contest is open to currently enrolled students at TMCF member universities. A new question will be posted on the web site on the first day of each month, and the contest will close at midnight on the last day of the month. Names of the winners will be posted online the following weekend, and they will be notified directly by TMCF staff.

For more information about the contest rules and questions, visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund website at