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Top 5 Best Scholarships for English/Creative Writing Major

Updated on July 23, 2012
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I love writing, but let's face it, not everyone's going to be a KingMeyerRowling's bestseller without some guidance, mentoring, and the mullah to pay for that fancy MFA program. So, here's some scholarships, to help out teens and young adults who hope to make it big in the English department.

YoungArts

Requirements:

Apply online between the months of May 1st and October 1st. The YoungArts scholarship is looking for students between the ages of 15-18 with artistic talents. Applicants can choose any Discipline such as Dance, Jazz, Visual Arts, Writing; poetry, short stories, novels, etc....

Award:

Up to $10,000

Davidson Fellows

Requirements:

This scholarship needs prefers gifted students under the age of 18. There most be impeccable skills when it comes to literary work and a social problem must be the end result of such work. Winners in the literary field are few and far in between. This scholarship is good for all studies including science, music, and outside-of-the-box

Award:

Up to $50,000 for most outstanding work.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Requirements:

Another literary scholarship. This one is ran by the scholastic literary company. Students between 7th and 12th grade can prepare a portfolio to be judged in a national contest. Students who win can have their art published and distributed across the nation.

Award:

Up to $10,000.

Other awards

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

Requirements:

Famous for his science fiction novels. This award is given to unpublished writers, with a short story in science fiction. I like this award because you can apply four times a year, especially if you don't win the first three or four times. Not to mention, the fact that this award is for all ages.

Award:

Up to $1,000

Holocaust Remembrance Project

Requirements:

A topic is given to students between grades 9-12. This topic will be based on the Holocaust Remembrance Project. It's about 1,200 words and must be creative.

Award:

Up to $5,000

A trip to D.C.'s Holocaust Museum

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    • Dominique Smith profile image
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      The Life Major 5 years ago from Florida

      Gotta hate those reading fees....

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      Campus Chatter 5 years ago

      Well, please, lead me to them! haha I seem to fall between the too old and too young category and quite frankly, it's frustrating! That is unless I want to pay a reading fee to submit my works for contests which is a no go. lol

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      The Life Major 5 years ago from Florida

      I'm planning on making a part-two for those undergraduates and up. It's actually funny, there are more scholarships for undergrads than the high school students. Sci-fi's an acquired taste... JK.

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      Campus Chatter 5 years ago

      This is great but, I wish there were more for students already in college. I know that you mentioned one but, I don't think I could write Sci-Fi lol :)