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
- 2023 Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student. There will be 2 contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.
- Mental health Education Annual Scholarship 2023 Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student. There will be 2 contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.
- LawyerBound’s “Spokane Community Scholarship 2023 applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States law school in the future. This is open to everyone from high school seniors, college students & First Year Incoming Law Students who currently have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Sacramento Driving as a Family Scholarship (2023) Learning to drive is one of the biggest life moments. Fortunately, many of us have had supportive family members to help teach and encourage us as we navigate roads for the first time. we would like to offer a scholarship to a student whose family has helped them become a safer driver.
- OptimizeMyFirm “Legal Marketing Scholarship 2023 In order to be eligible to apply for the Optimize My Firm Legal Marketing Scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in 2023. This is open to high school seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- 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)
- Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship USD 10,000. Essay (<1000 words) about why you’re inspired to become an attorney
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship 2023 The CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship is available to high school seniors who reside in Washington and will be attending college in the fall. The scholarship award is 500 USD.
- James A. Wells, Sr. Veterans Scholarship 2023 To honor her late father, attorney Cara Wells Stigger, of Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, has offered scholarships for U.S. active duty military personnel, veterans, reservist, and spouses, and children of someone who has served our country. Two students will be awarded 1000 USD.
- Aspiring Lawyer Scholarship 2023 At Maison Law, we encourage the most committed students to pursue their legal career dreams. To lend our support, we are offering a 1000 USD scholarship.
- Quirk Law Ventura County Community Scholarship The Quirk Law Ventura County Community Scholarship is available to high school seniors who reside in Ventura County and will be attending college in the fall.
- Junior Achievement Essay Competition for students in the National Capital area only (D.C., Maryland, Virginia)