Writing Scholarships

Most scholarships applicants who apply for scholarships have good writing skills. Without rudimentary writing communication skills, it is difficult to make it very far in high school or college. Certainly it is impossible to make it through the ACT, SAT, or the college application process without good writing skills. When coming upon essay scholarships or similar writing scholarships, do not be nervous by competition or doubt your chances of winning. Though many can write well, not many applicants put in the effort. Based on this simple truth, writing scholarships are excellent scholarship opportunities for those students dedicated and diligent enough to write an essay worth a scholarship.

Winning scholarships is possible and chances are increased when investing time and effort. Scholarships are often awarded based on basic and fairly universal criteria of verbal ability. When writing scholarship essays, be mindful correct grammar and spelling, essay structure, and organization. Provide a clear and concise introduction and conclusion, with one main idea per paragraph, use sources and appropriate citations where and when necessary. Inject some style, but steer away from a formal voice unless an essay contest specifically calls for one. Check out our other resources on writing scholarships for more tips on how to pay for school with your mastery of writing.

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Science and technology increasingly shape our world. New discoveries and inventions have exciting outcomes, but can also lead to unexpected consequences. Science writers have the opportunity to explain those discoveries, and what they mean, to the public. Even though science is a global activity, the demographics of the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. AAAS offers the [...] More

Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The goals of the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest are to help California students develop awareness of the issues surrounding aid in dying and to financially assist college-bound scholars. Each applicant must answer the question listed on our website.

To participate in the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest you must meet the following requirements:
- [...] More

New York Financial Writers' Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The New York Financial Writers Association Scholarships are for journalism students in the New York City metropolitan area who wish to pursue a career in business or financial journalism.

Applicants should follow these directions:
- Complete application providing your present address and telephone number and, if different, your permanent home address and telephone number. Applications should [...] More

Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Contest
Application Deadlines: March 02, Annually
WRITE A PLAY! NYC, the New York City School Playwriting Contest, is open to all NYC students. Plays are judged in three categories: elementary, middle, and high school. All entrants receive a Certificate of Merit, a written evaluation of the play and an invitation to the annual Awards Ceremony.

Plays must be submitted by students, not teachers. There are no restrictions on length, style, or [...] More

Last Edited: July 2015

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