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Deadline
April 30
Amount
$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
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Deadline
October 15
Amount
$54,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Choate, Hall and Stewart
    Two International Place
    Boston, MA 02110
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants should submit applications, curriculum vitae and poetry samples. Recipients should not accept another scholarship during the scholarship year, must travel outside North America and should have three poems by the end of scholarship year.
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Deadline
March 20
Amount
Up to $2,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Ayn Rand Institute Anthem Essay Contest
    Department W
    P.O. Box 57044
    Irvine, CA 92619-7044
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school freshmen or sophomores who submit a 600-1200 word essay that will be judged on both style and content, with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
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Deadline
February 6
Amount
$2,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    South Carolina State Department of Education
    1429 Senate Street
    Room 701-A
    Columbia, SC 29201
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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Deadline
October 24
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    Department W
    P.O. Box 57044
    Irvine, CA 92619-7044
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be college students and high school students entering college in the fall who submit an 800-1,600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.
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Deadline
June 30
Amount
$1,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Federation of State Poetry Societies
    NFSPS College/University-Level Competition
    N. Colwell Snell
    P.O. Box 520698
    Salt Lake City, UT 84152
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants can be college students at any level.
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Deadline
November 30
Amount
$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
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Deadline
April 26
Amount
$50-$10,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Ayn Rand Institute Fountainhead Essay Contest
    Department W
    P.O. Box 57044
    Irvine, CA 92619-7044
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors who submit a 800-1,600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead.
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$500-$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    California Chicano News Media Association
    USC Annenberg School of Journalism
    727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
    Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$6,000
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
$1,000-$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
    8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
    P.O. Box 10444
    Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
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Deadline
March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Amount
Up to $2,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Live Poets Society
    P.O. Box 8841
    Turnersville, NJ 08012
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. high school students. Submitted poems must be 20 lines or less, in English, unpublished and not simultaneously submitted to any other competition. Applicants may only submit one poem during any 90-day span and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each mailed entry, or applicants may submit their poems online. Submissions are accepted year-round.
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Deadline
November 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Actors Theatre of Louisville
    National Ten Minute Play Contest
    316 W. Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202-4218
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Each playwright may only submit one script no more than 10 pages in length that has not been previously submitted. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
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Deadline
January 15
Amount
Up to $750
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    No
  • Offered by
    Oregon Quarterly Magazine
    204 Alder Building
    5528 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Entrants must be current undergraduate or graduate students, or they must be nonfiction writers who 1) have never won first place in the contest; 2) have not had any featured articles published in the Oregon Quarterly in the past calendar year; 3) are not employees of the Oregon Quarterly or University of Oregon Advancement and 4) are not family members of Oregon Quarterly or University of Oregon Advancement employees. Entrants must submit an essay on a topic that pertains to the Northwest region. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.
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Deadline
June 1
Amount
Up to $750
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    VSA Arts
    818 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.
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Deadline
December 8
Amount
$2,500-$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
    555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be registered full-time juniors and seniors at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. Students must write an essay dealing with ethics and have a faculty sponsor review their essay and sign the entry form.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholastic
    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.
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Deadline
September 30
Amount
$1,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
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    No
  • Offered by
    Penguin Group (USA)
    Academic Marketing Department
    Signet Classic Student Scholarship
    375 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors or equivalent home schooled students and write an essay on one of five selected topics based on a piece of literature. Each English teacher may only submit one junior and one senior essay. Selection is based on style, content, grammar and originality.
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Deadline
March 31
Amount
$2,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
December 31
Amount
$1,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Scholarship Experts
    3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.
  • Description
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Deadline
October 16
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
    444 Brickell Avenue
    P-14
    Miami, FL 33131
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be either high school seniors or 17 or 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.
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Deadline
December 15
Amount
Up to $1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
    275 Seventh Avenue
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
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