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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.

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).

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

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)

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)

Bob Hammel/Perry Stewart Scholarship

Eligibility:# Awarded to full- or part-time students who are interested in pursing a career in writing.

Bloomington Press Club

Eligibility: * Awarded to students interested in serving as interns for local social service agencies. * Students must be prepared to give approximately 150 hours of their time in exchange for the stipend and have writing skills applicable to the production of newsletters, press releases, brochures, and other promotional materials. * A not-for-profit agency will be selected for each intern. * Two $1,000 stipends will be paid in three installments during the semester. * Contact Jan Skinner, chair, for an application and further information at 812-333-4245 or janskinner1@insightbb.com.

Carol Green Wilson Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: All undergraduate Thetas# Additional Criteria: Recipient must be a creative writing, English or journalism major

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.

HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant

Program Description: In partnership with the McNamara Family Foundation, this program will provide financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field -media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others- to assist them in beginning and completing an art project. Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000. 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). Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited college or university 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. Have earned at least 12 undergraduate units or credits in a U.S. accredited college or university. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

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.

Anne Lillis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature For excellence in creative writing.

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