Scholarship Spotlight – November 2015

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay.

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Young Writers Award

Amount: 1st place – $500, 2nd place – $250

Eligibility: Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades during the current academic year may enter in one of the following categories: poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay). All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher.

Requirements: You may submit online or by mail (mailed entries must be accompanied by a submission form, available from your English teacher or by downloading here. They welcome entries from international students—in order to submit online, please enter N/A in place of the CEEB code for your high school.

Due Date: November 1, 2015

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Create Real Impact Contest

Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility:  Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age.

Requirements: Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Due Date: November 5, 2015

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I Am…Scholarship Slam

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to students 25 years of age or younger who are current or former high school students and will attend or is attending college within the United States or its territories.

Requirements: Applicant must submit a poem on “what makes you… you?”

Due Date: November 6, 2015

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Adopt a Veteran Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of all national backgrounds who are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country. Applicant must be in 11th or 12th grade.

Requirements: Applicant must find a military veteran they do not know, get to know them and then write an essay about the experience.

Due Date: November 15, 2015

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