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Poetry Out Loud Contest and Sun Trust Scholarship

Sun Trust Education

Scholarship Name: Sun Trust Scholarship
Description: One of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, Sun Trust is giving away a $1,000 scholarship every two weeks from October 30, 2009 through May 14, 2010.  Registration opened on the 14th and the first drawing will be held on October 30th. It is free to enter, and winners are not based on GPA or financial need. Winnings will be made payable to your school of attendance. Enter weekly to increase your chances of winning!
Award: $1,000
Awards per Year: 13
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Fill out the online application here, and keep applying week after week for more chances to win.
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National Endowment for the Arts/The Poetry Foundation

Scholarship Name: Poetry Out Loud : National National Recitation Contest
Description: Following the new recitation trend in poetry, the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation have partnered to offer the Poetry Out Loud contest. This contest for high school students begins on the state level, where young poets compete first with students from their high school, then with local high schools, for a $200 cash prize. The winner of each state then flies to Washington D.C. to compete on the national level (the cash prize for first place is $20,000). To participate, students must learn a poem from the anthology provided by Poetry Out Loud and be ready to recite it for the contest.
Award: up to $20,000
Awards per Year: 1 national winner, 1 winner in each state ($200)
Award is Open to: High School Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To participate in the contest, your school should contact the state coordinator for Poetry Out Loud (the full list is available here).
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