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Scholastic Writing Awards and Elder & Lemaur Publishers Writing Scholarships

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Scholarship Name: Scholastic Writing Awards
Description: Unlike many of the writing scholarship awards that we see, which require you to put pen to paper to answer a specific question or problem, the Scholastic Writings awards actually reward your original work, and all of the things that students writers might be working on. Students may submit portfolios of three to eight works of writing in any of the following categories: dramatic script, humor, journalism, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story, short short story and novel writing. These are submitted on the regional level, and then 400 students are chosen to compete for scholarship awards on the national level. Students are then considered for a variety of national awards, which range from $1,000 notable mentions to full-ride scholarships to art school.
Award: up to $10,000
Awards per year: Varies
Award is Open to: Junior High School Students, High School Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: For a complete list of contest rules, and for information about how to submit your work for consideration for the Scholastic Writing Awards, please visit the Scholastic Writing Awards website. You can also use the site to find you regional Scholastic office near you.
See Also: College Scholarship Contests, Association Scholarships, Graduate Student Scholarships


Elder & Lemaur Publishers

Scholarship Name: Challenge the Experts Scholarship
Description: Online publishers Elder & Lemaur (EL) Publishers offer a substantial scholarship each year to a student writer (either high school or undergraduate) who submits the highest quality essay based on a topic provided, which usually have to do with current events (past topics include the recession, decreases in voter turnout, and religion). The winner of the contest receives a hefty prize: $10,000 to pay for college. The scholarship opportunity does not require a particular major, but students should demonstrate an interest in pursuing writing as a career.
Award: $10,000
Awards per year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Students (Juniors and Seniors), Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Please visit the EL Publishers website for more information, and for submission instructions.
See Also: Scholarship Contests for Students

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