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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.

How To Start A Blog Online Scholarship For U.S. Students

Starting from 2015, How To Start A Blog Online offers a one-time $500 scholarship to one talented writer who is a student in any U.S. university, graduate program, community college or trade school. U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. To apply for the 2015 How To Start A Blog Online Scholarship, write an essay and submit it via the scholarship website. Your essay should respond to the following prompts in 700 or fewer words: Blogging provides important experiences that extend our knowledge and contribute to personal development. Think of how it has impacted society in dramatic ways and changed the way we approach learning and capacity building, and answer ALL the following questions. 1. How have blogging and online learning tools changed our approach to teaching and learning in the last 10 years? 2. In what ways can educators use blogs and online learning tools to create better learning experience for students? 3. How can blogging empower young people to improve their communication skills and impact their communities? You’re strongly encouraged to read this helpful background material, why blog? Your essay should be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 and double line spacing. Submit it in PDF format using this document naming style: LastName_FirstName_2015 Scholarship.pdf. Your essay must be your original work and written in English. Plagiarism is a ground for instant disqualification. The deadline for all applications for the scholarship is December 9, 2015, 11:59pm PST. The winners will be selected by the How To Start A Blog Online Scholarship Award Committee. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. The winner will be announced on or before December 31 2015.

Slam Behind the Curtain Scholarship

The Slam Behind the Curtain Scholarship http://www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/slam-behind-curtain-scholarship Deadline: November 30, 2014 # of Scholarships: 1 Amount: $1000 “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” This famous quote from The Wizard of Oz reminds us that people tend to hide their true selves behind some version of smoke and mirrors. In honor of the film’s 75th anniversary, we’re asking you: Do you hide behind a curtain, or a mask of sorts? Who are you internally versus the person you present to everyone else? Write a poem about the true you, and what’s preventing you from pulling back the curtain so everyone can see too, for your chance to win $1,000 for your college education. Need a boost to get started? Check out our tip and action guides for ideas. HOW TO APPLY 1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. 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 Slam Behind the Curtain. 2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration. 3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by November 30, 2014. 4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #slambehindthecurtain when you share your poems!

Phelan Awards

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature Award given to creative writing students.

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)

ISF-MCA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Hearst Journalism Awards Program

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. The 54th annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and four multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in ACEJMC - accredited domestic universities. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions. Please check the website for more information and deadline of application. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $925 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

Thriving Writer Scholarship: Essay Writing Contest 2017

The aim of the contest is to promote improving the quality of higher education in the United States by providing an educational environment that supports the values of knowledge, professionalism, creativity and volunteerism. Essays must have: your essay title your name e-mail age gender ⚹Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered. Also, essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted. The essays should be 1000-1200 words long. Language The contest is open to participants from all countries, but the essays should be written in English. Pay attention, good grammar does matter! Essay Submission Dates By the way, you will have a lot of time, guys! All essays are accepted only by email from March 9, 2017, till May 9, 2017. The results will be announced at ThrivingWriter.com, and the winners will be notified via email. Who Can Participate? Absolutely everyone! Our contest is international and it’s not limited by age. If you believe you can write a good essay on any of the topics provided for this contest, feel free to submit your entry! How to Enter The Contest? Write your essay and send it as an attached document via email. Only these file types are accepted: .doc, .docs, Google Docs. The subject line of your message should be “ThrivingWriter Scholarship: TITLE OF YOUR TOPIC” (you should name your chosen topic). Also, you should include your name in the body of this message. Judging Submit your essay at editor@thrivingwriter.com and believe in yourself!

ISF-IIOC Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). The ISF-IIOC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be current students in a technical communication program (such as technical writing or editing, applied graphic design, technical illustration, or multimedia production) and 1)have at least 3 technical communication courses completed or in progress, 2)have at least 1 of those courses completed by the time of application and, 3)plan to continue their technical communication studies.

What If Scholarship

Description of Contest The Last Khan Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate college and university students in the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia which offer Bachelor of Science degrees in English, Communications, Journalism, Science or their equivalent. Students are required to write an essay that meets the contest’s criteria, and submit it before the deadline on March of 2012. The student with the winning essay will be awarded $10,000 to be used towards his/her college tuition. A panel of independent judges will then select the top three essays to be submitted to Geoff Hammond who will announce the winner on The Last Khan’s website in May of 2012, along with his/her essay.

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