The Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
July 23, 2023
- Scholarship Description
For The Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing, respond to one of the following prompts: narrative (What are you most afraid of? Reflect on your greatest fear and detail your answer in story form: fiction, biographic, or something in-between.), meta (How do you define love? Tell a story or describe an experience & what was learned from it.), or wacky (Complete the 11 Mad-Lib-style fill-in-the-blanks below, then craft a poem that includes both a secret message as well as each of your chosen words at least once [in no particular order]).
Entrants for the The Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing may choose from the three writing prompts and respond in 3000 words or fewer to compete for a grand prize of $1,000 to help with college application costs, test-taking fees, college visits, or first-year college expenses. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. This is open to both domestic and international students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.