The following list of writing scholarships is primarily for American writing 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
- AES Engineers Scholarships of 500 dollars for high school seniors and college students. Students do not have to be taking engineering courses. Winners are selected based on their essays.
- ALBA Essay Contest
- Arts Recognition and Talent Search Awards for high school and college students (17, 18 years of age) who excel in the in the literary, visual and performing arts, including dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.
- AutoAccident.com Scholarship USD 1000 for high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall semester of 2020. Deadline May 1, 2020. The essay should be approximately 500 words in length. In your own words, please tell us how you'd make the streets a safer place for everyone and reduce auto accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- BELK Tile Scholarship Program for students who is currently enrolled, or plan to be enrolled during the upcoming academic semester at a USA university as an undergraduate or graduate student.
- BOSTER SCHOLARSHIP USD 1000 for students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 4-year academic program related to Biology Technology, to aid their scientific research in college.
- Bosterbio.com Scholarships Program for students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 4-year academic program related to Biology Technology.
- B. Davis Scholarship. 1,000 dollars for winning essay.
- CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship for students who intend to pursue a career in the finance industry.
- BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship for students who intend to pursue a career in the finance industry.
- Chester Entrepreneur Scholarship helps students jumpstart their businesses while in school.
- Courtroom Crew Trial Attorney Student Scholarship - USD 1000 for awarded to a law school student who is currently enrolled in a Law School.
- Creative Communication Poetry and Essay Contests
- Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship, a 1000 dollars scholarship for those affected by auto accidents
- Eagle Touch Technologies - Youth Forward Scholarship Program USD 3000 scholarship to any college students who are interested in science and technology, and who have enthusiasm and specific ideas especially in the area of Touch Display Technology.
- The Electric Mobile Device Management IT Innovation Scholarship A USD 1,000 Scholarship for current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT (software or hardware) space. Deadline is Nov 1st each year.
- Essaytime Scholarship USD 1000 for full-time student. 500-800 word essay.
- homecleaning.nyc Future Leaders Scholarship USD 2000 scholarship designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. Current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school. No major or trade requirements. 500-1,000 word essay on the topic "If you could start any business without any capital constraints, what would the business be and why?"
- HomeTheorys Scholarship HomeTheorys offers USD 2,000 Scholarship for students who are interested in interior design and currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
- iWaterPurification Foundation (iWP) Scholarship
- The Law Offices of Steers and Associates USD 1000 scholarship available to students pursuing or planning on pursuing a career in law. 500+ word essay based on this question: “How would you reduce car accidents in Los Angeles (or your city)?”
- The Maison Law Central Valley Community Scholarship Program aims to reward a graduating high school senior student - $2,000 in annual scholarships. Submit an essay of approximately 500 words telling us “How you would make the streets of the Central Valley (or your city) safer”
- MoneyKey Scholarship Program (500-750 word essay)
- Olive Garden's Pasta Tales Essay Contest
- 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.
- 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.
- SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship (<1000 word essay)
- 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.
- Junior Achievement Essay Competition for students in the National Capital area only (D.C., Maryland, Virginia)