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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.

Why I Write Scholarship Slam

The "Why I Write" Scholarship Slam encourages young poets to express what poetry means to them and how they were introduced to this written form. The winner will be chosen at random after the Power Poetry team performs quality checks (i.e. ensuring poems are not plagiarized and that applicants have only submitted one poem each) and will be awarded $1,000 towards his/her college education. However if we receive more than 20,000 submissions, we will increase the award value to $2,000. The basic requirements are: - Students must be 25 years of age or under and be U.S. residents (50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico) - Submissions can be written or multimedia - Applicants must sign up as users on www.powerpoetry.org - Submissions will be accepted until August 15th, 2013. The winner will be announced around mid-September. Relevant interests for this scholarship may include: writing, poetry, literature, filming, photography, multimedia design, and singing/performing.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Phelan Awards

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

Carey McWilliams Award

The Carey McWilliams prize is awarded annually to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics. It carries a $500 cash prize. Eligible candidate meet the criteria laid forth by the first organizing committe. First, the individual chosen should have a distinguished public service career in newspaper, magazine or broadcast media. Second, the individual chosen should, in his or her work, illumine some broad general principles of the social and political sciences. Third, the individual may have a background in editorial activities and not necessarily be a working journalist or writer. Fourth, the individual should illumine certain key elements identified with McWilliams, which include intellectual forthrightness and political independence. also for student in the field of social science

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.

ISF-SBIA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SBIA scholarship of the South Bay Islamic Association, SBIA. The ISF-SBIA 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.

Film and Fiction Scholarships

Film & Fiction Scholarships provide up to $10,000 to students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree and who share an appreciation for the potential and promise of a free society. During the past ten years, IHS has awarded more than $270,000 in scholarships.Students pursuing MFAs in a variety of areas are eligible:film directing • production • screenwritingplaywriting • fiction and literary-nonfiction writingThe scholarship can be used towards tuition and expenses, and is open to students pursuing an MFA full-time.

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