Poetry Scholarships

10 Poetry Scholarships for Creative Students

Are you drawn to the dark images Edgar Alan Poe evokes through his poetry? Does Maya Angelou’s strong feminist prose speak to you? Maybe you prefer to sit quietly and read the many well-known pieces written by Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, or Emily Dickinson? No matter who inspires you, if you have a love of poetry and a talent for writing it, you could turn that passion into cash for college. April in National Poetry Month, so now is the perfect time to put pen to paper, and try your luck at some of these poetry scholarships and contests that are currently accepting applications.

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Turn Your Hobbies Into College Cash!

Fun Scholarships Do you spend your free time pursuing interests outside of school? Chances are those extracurricular activities and hobbies could net you some cool college cash. Although many scholarships are merit-based or need-based, there are numerous programs that target specific areas of interest that may or may not have anything to do with your intended college major. Many organizations and clubs provide scholarships to students who demonstrate an interest in certain activities or show exemplary skills in certain fields, such as music and art. Every day, new scholarships are popping up and one could be perfect for you! Here are a few examples of how your hobbies or outside interests can turn into free money for college. Continue Reading…

November Scholarship Countdown

November ScholarshipsHave you noticed all the Christmas decorations going up in stores lately? Heck, even Santa Claus has already set up shop in my local mall. It seems as though November is quickly becoming the new December. Before we get ‘wrapped’ up in the Christmas spirit, let’s not forget that November is a time to thank military veterans for their service to our country and a time to gather for the Thanksgiving meal. For my family, Thanksgiving has always been a cherished tradition of stuffing our faces, watching football and taking a long afternoon nap. But before we devour mom’s glorious turkey, we also take a few moments to express what we are thankful for this past year. As a college graduate, that list has often included scholarships (I am definitely grateful for having less student loan debt!). So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m providing you with some tasty scholarships that are available right now. Just be sure to set aside some time to complete their applications before the month ends, or you’ll feel like a turkey for letting this money slip through your hands! Continue Reading…

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