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    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Offered by Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 30, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a middle or high school student with a love for creative writing or artwork? If so, consider applying for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The contest is broken up into 28 separate categories/competitions, each with its own age requirements and prompts. Winners will receive between $500 and $12,500, depending on the category. The awards are offered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.” 

    If you’re a middle or high school student who’s been wanting to put their creative skills to work, this may be a great opportunity for you. We encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to middle and high school students from the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School Students

    Academic Interest

    Architecture, Journalism, Visual & Performing Arts, Graphic Design/Printing, Film/Video Production, Photography/Photojournalism

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and a piece of artwork or creative writing that follows the prompt of the category they choose. Applicants must also submit the below application materials.


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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Alliance for Young Artists & Writers at

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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