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Here are some of the Writing scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers fellowships of $5,000 to both professional journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in graduate-level programs in science writing. Journalists with at least two years of mass media experience will receive preferential treatment in the selection process. Students must have undergraduate degrees in science or journalism and must convince the CASW selection committee of their ability to pursue a career in writing science for the general public. Fellows may attend school either full-time or part-time. Applicants should plan to attend a U.S. institution and should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Science writing is here defined as writing about science, medicine, health, technology, and the environment for the general public via the mass media. Fellowships are not available to those pursuing or intending to pursue careers in public relations, public information, or technical writing. The fellowships are underwritten by a grant from the Brinson Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization devoted to supporting educational, public health and scientific research programs, and by funds derived from a special bequest to CASW from the American Tentative Society, which, for three decades, played an important role in promoting public understanding of science and the scientific process. The fellowships honor the late Rennie Taylor, a science writer for Associated Press, whose estate provided funds for the establishment of ATS, and Alton Blakeslee, former science editor of Associated Press, who served as its longtime president.

HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant Project

Program Description:The HSF/ McNamara Family Foundation Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands the upcoming academic year * Be majoring in the Arts, including but not limited to media, film, performing arts, communications or writing * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Share Your Talent Scholarship

Whether it’s playing an instrument, a physical talent, or any other special skill you have, we want to hear how it’s progressed throughout your life. We want to know who has helped you grow your skills and encouraged you to keep working on your ability. Tell us about how you’ve pushed yourself to get better and why. A $500 tuition scholarship will be awarded once a year to the winning submission.

YOWO: You Only Write Once

#YOLO and "classy" are two phrases we rarely hear together--but that's about to change. At Power Poetry we think it's time to class up #YOLO, so we're launching a new scholarship slam called #YOWO: You Only Write Once (for this scholarship slam). Of course we hope you won't ONLY write once! By #YOWO, we mean you should make your words count. Write about anything in your life, school, community, country or the world that matters to you. This is about being heard--for the chance to win $1,000 for your education. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag You Only Write Once Scholarship Slam.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, The

Criteria: 1. Must pursue a discipline of graduate studies in the traditional humanities: Anthropology (cultural only), Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies (all areas), English Literature, English/Creative Writing (creative dissertation only), Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Theory, Foreign Language & Literature, History, History of Architecture, History & Philosophy of Mathematics, History & Philosophy of Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies (main focus of program must be an eligible field), Linguistics (cultural only), Music History & Theory, Philosophy, Political History / Philosophy / Theory, Religion / Religious Studies (academic only not for pastoral ministry), Rhetoric or Women

Letters Scholarship

This award is open to women who age 35 and older who are U.S. Citizens. Applicant must send proof of age and U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, copy of passport page, or voter's registration with driver's license (license alone is not proof of U.S. citizenship).

Marjorie McLaughlin Folendorf Scholarship Fund

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature Student majoring in creative writing.

Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers fellowships of $5,000 to both professional journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in graduate-level programs in science writing. Journalists with at least two years of mass media experience will receive preferential treatment in the selection process. Students must have undergraduate degrees in science or journalism and must convince the CASW selection committee of their ability to pursue a career in writing science for the general public. Fellows may attend school either full-time or part-time. Applicants should plan to attend a U.S. institution and should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Science writing is here defined as writing about science, medicine, health, technology, and the environment for the general public via the mass media. Fellowships are not available to those pursuing or intending to pursue careers in public relations, public information, or technical writing. The fellowships are underwritten by a grant from the Brinson Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization devoted to supporting educational, public health and scientific research programs, and by funds derived from a special bequest to CASW from the American Tentative Society, which, for three decades, played an important role in promoting public understanding of science and the scientific process. The fellowships honor the late Rennie Taylor, a science writer for Associated Press, whose estate provided funds for the establishment of ATS, and Alton Blakeslee, former science editor of Associated Press, who served as its longtime president.

History Happened Here Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.5Financial Need: Preference GivenPost Secondary Type of School: Completing education that will lead to employmentSpecific Requirements for Applying: Interested in history, writing, and communityAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Essay Required. Applicant's essay needs to describe how communities are enriched by the involvement and contributions of their citizens. Applicant needs to demonstrate interest in history and writing.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - 1 school, 1 community member

ARTS Recognition and Talent Search Scholarships

Description:ARTS is a national program designed to recognize and encourage young people who demonstrate excellence in the arts. Offered through the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). Eligibility:This is a national program designed to identify, recognize and encourage High School seniors who demonstrate excellence in dance, film and video, music, jazz, voice, theater, visual arts, photography, or creative writing.

One Job...May Change My Life

You’ve all heard the words: “dream job.” Maybe it’s editing a documentary film, or coding an awesome mobile app. Or perhaps it’s teaching Math, designing book covers, or managing a restaurant. Whatever your dream job is, chances are that it may take some time to get there. After all, practice makes perfect. Right? We all know that both our work and our words have the potential to transform our lives. So Power Poetry is teaming up with Rock Your Block (www.rockyourblock.com), a mobile social app that connects teens to employment and volunteer opportunities, for our latest scholarship slam: One Job...May Change My Life. Tell us what type of job could change your life to win $1000 for college. Sound too good to be true? Don’t worry. It isn’t. Here are some questions to think about: what type of job could transform your life path? How would you get that job? What type of education do you need for your dream job? What obstacles may stand in your way? What type of support do you already have--or do you need--to make that dream job a reality? Basic requirements? Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag One Job May Change My Life on PowerPoetry.org.

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