Writing Scholarships

Writers have the ability to shape our ideas and the world we live in. They have the chance to put their thoughts to paper (or maybe a computer screen) to live on for generations to come. If you aspire to be the next great American author, like Ernest Hemingway or Maya Angelou, you may be looking to pursue a degree in writing. Winning scholarships for writers shouldn’t be a novel idea, either. There are hundreds of essay contests for writers to put their skills to work for free college dollars. Be sure to check out these other great opportunities, too, in our directory of scholarships for writing majors.

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NFAA youngARTS Program

This award is for U.S. students 15 to 18 years old, or those in grades 10 through 12, who have a tal...

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are sele...

On Your Way Scholarship Program

This artistic competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who attend a high school that is a memb...

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

This poetry contest is open to any student who submits an original, unpublished poem of no longer th...

Poetry for Life Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. high school seniors, college freshmen, and college so...

Hawai'i Pacific University James Vaughan Award for Poetry

This poetry contest is open to international and U.S. high school seniors who reside in Hawaii.

UNF Gray Scholarship

This award is available to U.S high school senior who are planning to attend the University of North...

M.F.K. Fisher Scholarship

Students applying as freshmen to the Culinary Institute of America in New York who have a demonstrat...

Scholastic Art & Writing Award

This award is for students attending U.S. or Canadian schools, or American schools abroad. Students ...

EssayMama Christmas Writing Contest

This writing contest is open to U.S. and international students. Each student must submit a story of...

Legal Blog Writing Contest

This writing contest is available for current law students who submit an article of 1,500 to 2,500 w...

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

This award is for U.S. high school juniors and seniors who submit a essay to the FIRE's scholarship.

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

This fellowship is available for U.S. graduate students who plan to teach at the college/university ...

Arts Merit Scholarship

This award is available for students of the performing arts who are attending Bucknell University.

Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Scholarship

This essay contest is open to students enrolled at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, TN. Intereste...

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT studies and straight allies who are studying art or humanitie...

Robert C. and Lillian N. DuSoe Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from schools in the Laguna Beach Unified or Santa Ana Unified School ...

Vittoria Periord Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County who have a grade point ...

Power Poetry - Flawless Scholarship Slam

The Power Poetry Scholarship Slam is a poetry contest open to all U.S. students age 25 or younger. ...

Selma Speech and Essay Contest

This essay and speech contest is open to students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial...

Derek Jeter/Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Flori...

I Have a Dream Scholarship 2015

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enro...

The New School Competition

This scholarship competition is open to U.S. and international students who plan to attend eligible ...

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attendin...

Salute to Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida w...

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

This is a writing contest for residents of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Caro...

Arts for Life! Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who are residents of the stat...

Davidson Fellows Award

This award is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2014. ...

The Virginia Zank Scholarship  

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors who are planning to major in English a...

The Loren Gruber Scholarship

This scholarship is available for incoming freshman at Missouri Valley College who are planning to m...

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