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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.

Phelan Awards

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

Teresa J. Sewell Literary Arts Scholarship for Hispanics Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Florin HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: Preference GivenPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityCommunity CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Interest in English/Drama/Creative WritingAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Provide a writing sample (fiction, poem, or essay). Finalist will interview with school site scholarship committee. Applicant must be Hispanic.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - 1 from English teacher & 2 from another adult (not family)

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

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program (Christ College of Valparaiso University, Indiana)

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of assistant professor. The salary is $41,000 for the coming academic year, plus standard benefits, a moving allowance and an annual travel allowance to attend conferences. Fellows are expected to be in local residence throughout the terms of their appointments. These teaching Fellowships are open to new scholar-teachers interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and seriously considering a career at a church-related college or university. Research or dissertation topics are not restricted to religion. Fellows will be recruited from the following disciplines: art and art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music and music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history and theater arts. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their interest in the goals of the Lilly Fellows Program and a sense of commitment to explore teaching and scholarship as a Christian vocation.

Elizabeth Furber Fellowship

The Elizabeth Furber Fellowship will be awarded to an American Indian/Alaska Native woman graduate student studying creative fine arts, visual works, crafts, music, performing, dance, literary arts, or creative writing & poetry. Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one-fourth degree Indian blood from a federally-recognized tribe. Be enrolled full-time in a Masters, doctoral or professional degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) from the United States Department of Education and the office of the university you plan to attend. Application Procedure: Note: Application for the Elizabeth Furber Fellowship additionally provides eligibility for other American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) administered graduate/professional awards, especially the AIGC Fellowship. The possibility of an applicant being granted multiple awards by AIGC also exists, especially as regards smaller-amount awards. You need only complete one application. A completed AIGC Fellowship Application. Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.aigcs.org/fellowship-application/download_application.asp A 250-word typed essay as described in the application packet. A Financial Need Form (FNF) completed by the college or university financial aid office. A Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC). Also for student in the field of literary arts, or creative writing & poetry.

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)

Anneka McMillan Creative Arts Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a career/degree in a creative art, such as creative writing, photography, art, drama, music or dance. 2. Must be from San Diego. 3. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should veiw http://www.sdfoundation.org/scholarships/ for mor information and an application form.

Marjorie McLaughlin Folendorf Scholarship Fund

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

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

Margot Seitelman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a career in professional writing, teaching English grammar and/or writing. 2. Must be a graduate student. 3. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Contact Information: Student interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.merf.us.mensa.org/scholarships/index.php for more information and an application form.

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