Students nationwide write letters to themselves, family, teachers, mentors, peers, bullies, future children, etc., on the subject of race, ethnicity, and identity. The letters allow people to put their thoughts and feelings into words that might typically be tough to express. They can also share words of gratitude, hope, and their personal journey and learning that they’d like to share. High school students 9th-12th grade (open to public, private, parochial, and home school). Nationwide in the U.S. (not excluding international submissions) are eligible to apply.
You can write a letter, but you can express your feelings through lots of things like a letter or a spoken word poem. The objective is to use your words and voice in expressing your thoughts and feelings about your identity. To enter, complete the submission form (click on the “Write Your Story” link at the scholarship provider's website). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.