Alliant essay contest offers students the chance to win $5,000

Vanessa Gomez

Still wanting to transfer to a university for fall and looking for financial aid?

The San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Committee and Alliant International University announces its Second Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community College Essay Contest.

The university website notes that the essay contest is open to all currently enrolled full-time community college students with 45 units of transferable credits to Alliant University.

The first place winner will receive $5,000 and the second place winner will receive $2,500 towards tuition at Alliant.

For essay guidelines and supplemental entry materials visit

The deadline for all essay entries is Feb. 27. For more information, contact Guadalupe Corona at (858) 635-4435.