Niche College Scholarship

VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

January 2, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

Young writers with disabilities (generally, ages 14-19) enrolled in high school are invited to submit a 'ten-minute script'. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration of two students that includes at least one student with a disability. A panel of theater professionals selects winners.

Scholarship Details

  • Open to young writers with disabilities, ages 14-19
  • Submission of a ten-minute script
  • Individual or collaborative entries (at least one student with a disability)
  • Winners receive exclusive access to professional development activities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled in high school, generally aged 14-19
  • Must have a disability
  • Entries can be in various formats, including non-traditional ones
  • Co-authored entries accepted

Application Process

  1. Submit a ten-minute script by Wednesday, January 10th, at 11:59 pm ET
  2. Entries can be in traditional text, video, or audio formats
  3. Co-authored entries should have both writers enrolled in high school, with at least one having a disability
  4. International applicants are welcome, and all materials must be in English or ASL Scholarship Search