TC3 Student Award

The Varna Community Association is offering a $250 award to a Dryden resident who is a student at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The award is a prize for writing a good essay.

To apply, do all of the following:

1. Obtain proof that you have resided in the Town of Dryden for at least six months. Anyone living in Varna, Freeville, Etna, the Village of Dryden, or other parts of the Town is eligible. Proof must be a document from a business or a government agency with your name and address. Examples: utility bill dated at least six months ago; a statement from a landlord.

2. Register for at least six credits of coursework at TC3 for the Spring 2021 semester.

3. Write an original message of approximately 500 words on this topic:
"How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your educational goals?"

4. Type your essay. Keep in mind that essays will be evaluated on these criteria: How well you address the topic, the originality of your ideas, appropriate citations (if any), and clarity of presentation (neatness, spelling, grammar, length.)

5. Find the release form here Complete the form indicating that, if chosen for this award, you are willing to have your essay published in an issue of the Varna News.

6. Assemble your application materials. in addition to completing the release form online, you need a hard copy or PDF of each of these items:
a) Proof that you have lived in Dryden for at least six months
b) A typed copy of your essay
c) Proof of registration for at least six credits at TC3 for the Spring 2021 semester

7. Submit your application materials by December 18, 2020
email to:
mail to: Varna Community Association
Attn: TC3 Student Award Chair
PO Box
Ithaca NY 14852-4771

Notes: International students are eligible for this award.
VCA Directors and their family members are not eligible.
Winner will be notified on or before January 15, 2021