The following list of writing scholarships — scholarships granted based primarily upon a submitted essay — is primarily for American students. This list can be reorganized to incorporate scholarship programs in other countries. Just make that reorganization as clear and as clean as possible.
Additions to this list are welcomed and encouraged. Please don't be stingy about letting students in on how they can finance their educations!
General Writing Scholarships
- Sacramento “Art of Healing” Scholarship 2021 Rather than writing a traditional essay, we would like for students to submit an original piece of artwork that captures “The Art of Healing.” This piece can be any creative medium including but not limited to sculpture, video, painting, mosaic, poem, or photo.
- Safe for All: Florida Visitors Roadway Safety Scholarship We believe that our roadways should be safe for all drivers. As such, we must work together to develop solutions to keep all drivers safe. In a 500-word essay, please provide a solution to reduce the occurrence of fatal accidents for tourists on Florida’s roadways.
- Future Lawyer Scholarship is open to a deserving law student who authors the winning submission in their essay contest.
- Small Business Marketing Scholarship Zampi, Inc. A small business marketing platform is offering 1,000 dollar scholarship. To enter, simple create a small business marketing plan (min 800 words) and submit it on our site!
- Maison Law Students with Injuries Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to college and college-bound students who have suffered a serious injury.
- Mixed Martial Arts Scholarship Eligible applicants are required to submit a video or 800-1500 word essay on the topic “Best Martial Arts for Self Defense” in order to be considered.
- MoneyKey Scholarship Program (500-750 word essay)
- Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest
- Optimizemyfirm.com Law Firm Marketing Scholarship for high school seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in 2020.
- Planet Maids Scholarship to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. For any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Deadlines for the 2019/2020 scholarships are November 30, 2019 and November 30, 2020.
- Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship USD 10,000. Essay (<1000 words) about why you’re inspired to become an attorney
- Scholastic Inc. Art & Writing Awards
- Seasonsbeachcottage.com Mental health Education Scholarship Program By the Beach Cottage at Seasons in Malibu: Luxury Mental Health Treatment, is open to any major who can shed light on this issue. It may be a personal story that you can share or a more researched essay.
- Sports and Extracurricular Involvement Scholarship PlayyOn.com, a provider of online tools to organize and run sport and recreation activities, is offering a US 2000 Annual Scholarship in support of participants of high school and college sports and extra-curricular activities.
- Mental Health Counselors and Resources for College Students
- SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship (<1000 word essay)
- Sustainability Scholarship is open to all majors, but must have a passion for sustainability and environmentalism
- Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship USD 1000 for high school or university student in the United States who are interested in tax controversies studies.
- Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship 500-1,000 word essay on the topic "Since it was created, the Internet has both helped and complicated the rise of entrepreneurship. How would you leverage the Internet to develop a business? In addition, how would you manage the increased competition and other complexities that an online marketplace produces?". USD 2500.
- Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity National Driving and Traffic School is offering 3,000, for an essay on the topic of being a safer driver.
- THGM MUSE Scholarship For any US or Canadian students heading into a writing-related program, such as creative writing or journalism. Apply for this USD 500 award by May 15 of each year, including a 400-600 word short story in prose or in script.
- Junior Achievement Essay Competition for students in the National Capital area only (D.C., Maryland, Virginia)