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Offered by Penguin Random House
Are you a college-bound high school senior with a love for the written or spoken word? If so, consider applying for the U.S. Creative Writing Awards Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who create and submit an original piece of written fiction, drama, poetry, a memoir/personal essay, or a spoken word piece. Penguin Random House, a multinational polishing company, funds the program. They focus on encouraging the next generation of authors and promoting diverse stories. Thus, since 1993, this program has empowered and celebrated young writers each year with more than $2.8 million awarded in scholarships. Each year, five recipients (one winner per category) earn up to $10,000 to go towards their college expenses. If you are passionate about writing and are looking to pay for tuition, we encourage you to apply!
The program is open to current high school seniors planning to attend a two-or four-year institution and who create an original piece of written fiction, drama, poetry, a memoir/personal essay, or a spoken word piece. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.
High School Senior
US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other
No GPA requirement
Applicants with an interest in Creative Writing are also eligible
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.
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