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Scholarship Opportunity Round-Up

15 May

DUE MAY 31 

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“Penguin Books “Out of the Easy” College Scholarship – Open to 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possession.” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

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“Write a poem about a topic of your choice to win $1,000 for your college education!” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

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College is Power Scholarship – Students age 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicants may be full- or part-time students and attend a campus-based or online program. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. May 31 deadline

DUE JUNE 10

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Students must submit an essay (under 500 characters) to the following question: “School is a balanced mix of work and play, and PCs have everything you need to do it all! What are the programs or apps you mix to be productive and have fun – and why?”. 10 applicants will be selected to win an HP ENVY x2 PC courtesy of Windows 8 and Chegg.

DUE JUNE 30

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“Century Link College Scholarship – Tell them about a time you helped a friend or family member with an Internet-related problem.” Click here or the image

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Scholarship Opportunity Round-Up

18 Apr

OPEN APRIL 1 – MAY 15

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“What was the most important thing you learned this year and why? Not only could answering this question help provide some insight into your priorities for next year but it could also earn you $1,000 or a Kindle Fire for college.” Click here or the image above.

 

DUE MAY 31 

penguin

“Penguin Books “Out of the Easy” College Scholarship – Open to 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possession.” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

slamscholarship

“Write a poem about a topic of your choice to win $1,000 for your college education!” Click here or the image above.

 

DUE JUNE 30

centurylink

“Century Link College Scholarship – Tell them about a time you helped a friend or family member with an Internet-related problem.” Click here or the image above.

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Writing Tip Thursday: Scholarship Essay

11 Apr

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Call for Submissions: Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

5 Mar
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With leaks of radioactive materials at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the news recently, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is extending the submission deadline for our Hanford-themed 2013 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship to Wednesday, March 20th. Any 11th or 12th grade high school student in Oregon may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work reflecting on the following question:

“The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, on the Columbia River, was a major nuclear weapons production facility. It is where the plutonium was developed for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and it is now considered the most toxic site in the Western Hemisphere. Why does Hanford matter?”

Follow these links for the entry formsuggested curriculum and resources, and all peace writing scholarship details. Submissions may be sent by email (preferred) or postal mail, and we recently extended the submission deadline to Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. A panel of judges comprised of noted authors and distinguished community members will select the three winning entries. The first prize winner will receive a scholarship award of $1,000, the second $750 and the third $500. 

Oregon PSR will host an awards ceremony on Friday, May 3rd at the Ecotrust Building in Portland at which the three winners will be honored. The awards will be given as part of the Opening Reception for the Particles on the Wall art and literature exhibit, which deals with the historic consequences of Hanford and the nuclear age.

Want to win a free day at the Willamette Writers Conference in August 2012?

3 Apr

Then apply for a C. Whitcomb Conference Scholarship! You’ll need to find a teacher who teaches writing that would nominate you & “[y]ou’ll both be awarded a day at the Willamette Writers Conference, August 3-5, 2012 at the Airport Sheraton in Portland, OR.”

Here are the deets:

Rules:

* Entries must me submitted between March 1st and June 1st, 2012. Postmark deadline.
* Winners will be notified by June 13th, and will have until July 1 to accept or decline the award. Alternates will receive any awards not claimed.
* Instructors from accredited colleges who teach writing and accredited high school teachers who teach writing can nominate their best students by telling us why the student would benefit from the conference (150 words or less). The most compelling entries will be selected. 
* The name and contact information for both the teacher and the student must be included on the entry.
* Submissions can be e-mailed, mailed or faxed.
* Teachers can enter as many students as they like. However, they are limited to an award of one free day, even if several of their students also win one free day.
* Ten one day conference scholarships are available.
* Students who have already received a scholarship for previous years are not eligible.
* Scholarships cannot be transferred to anyone else.

The Willamette Writers Conference offers a wide variety of workshops from some of the best professionals in the business. Topics include writing techniques, marketing, the writing life, and other “how tos.” In addition, approximately 50 consultants – literary agents & editors, and film professionals– will be there to take pitches. A handful of people get their start with these consultants every year, and some go on to great success.

Note: The scholarship is for registration, which includes classes, daytime meals and snacks. Transportation, accommodation, pitch sessions and evening meals are on your own.

Willamette Writers
2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
503.305-6729
wilwrite@willamettewriters.com
Fax 503.344-6174.
For more information: http://www.willamettewriters.com

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Writing Tips From a Pro

13 Jan

Since I’ve posted about scholarship opportunities in the past and intend to write about contests & college essays in the future, I thought it a good idea to share some tips from a pro. The focus is for writing competitions but the advice easily translates to scholarship & college essays.

Scholarship Links

12 Jan

This post will be a work-in-progress in regard to various scholarship opportunities. If you find yourself wanting some help with your essay, get a hold of us at the Writing Center – lincolnwriting@gmail.com

** GENERAL **

Scholarships for Juniors

And for Seniors

Scholarships4Students.com

Scholarships for Minority Students

The Scholarship Workshop

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The National Society of High School Scholars

FastWeb, Scholarships

** OREGON SPECIFIC **

Scholarships.com, Oregon

Online Education Database

The Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Student Access Commission

American Legion, Oregon

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