Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship

May 15, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

Write a persuasive essay between 1,000-1,500 words in response to the prompt: “What contemporary book (any genre published in the last ten years) should be required reading for all high school students? Why? What did you take away from the book and how did it change the way you see the world?”

Scholarship Details

  • Essay topic: A contemporary book that should be required reading for high school students
  • Essay length: 1,000-1,500 words
  • Prize announcement: August 1st

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S.
  • Essay must be original work, checked against AI for authenticity

Application Process

  1. Write a persuasive essay within the specified word limit on the given prompt
  2. Include a cover page with your name, school, graduating year, book title, and publication year
  3. Submit your essay as a Word document or PDF by May 15th

Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate university/college student in the United States. Essays will be submitted to an AI checker and any found to be written with the help of AI will be immediately disqualified. Scholarship Search