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Journalism Contest

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Sponsored by the SC Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2020 Journalism Contest. The last day for submissions was February 1, 2020.

Winners will be notified once judging is complete and the winning essay will be posted on this website.

Information about the 2021 Journalism Contest will be announced in the fall of this year.

The winner of the 2020 Journalism Contest receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided, of course, that the winner is otherwise qualified.

The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. Each institution has its own definition of tuition and fees.

The winner must be able to verify financial need to the chosen state-supported institution, which typically requires completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Colleges and universities recommend that students in financial need complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year they will enroll to establish eligibility for student aid. This may require providing income tax return information.

The scholarship may be canceled if the recipient does not maintain general scholastic and conduct standards established by the institution.