Do you love poetry? No matter who inspires you, if you have a love of poetry and a talent for writing it, try your hand at winning something that will help pay for your schooling or college. It is well known that poetry is a verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen. We have compiled a short list of ongoing poetry scholarships for amateurs, students, poets, and writers. There are a variety of scholarships available such as Just Poetry Scholarship, The Poetry Card Contest, The Emerging Writer Awards, Autumn House Poetry Contest, and The 11th Annual National & Regional Poetry Competition that are funded by many organizations, associations, foundations, and universities.
These scholarships are intended to high school students, poets, and writers of any age, emerging writers, college students, graduating seniors, undergraduates and graduate students. These given scholarships provide award range from $500 to $10,000. Some scholarships cover full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, and other awards. If you win, you can add it to your professional writing portfolio.So go ahead, don’t waste any time, if you find yourself to be eligible, don’t waste your time and Apply today!
Just Poetry Scholarship
Just Poetry the National Poetry Quarterly is just for the American High School Poet and the American High School Poetry Teacher. Just Poetry is offering the scholarship program for U.S. high school students. The Easterday Poetry Award of a $500.00 college scholarship. In addition, there will be 4 “Best of Issue” Winners ($500 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter) and 4 Editor’s Choice Selections ($100 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter)
ProvidedBy: Just Poetry the National Poetry Quarterly
Course: High school course
Award: Total $1,100
Eligibility: All U.S. high school students
Deadline: September 30 for the winter and December 31 for the Spring
The Poetry Card Contest
The Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce its thirtieth (30th) Biannual Poetry Card Contest. The contest is open for everyone expects an employee of Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. and their family. 1st prize: $350, 2nd prize: $200, and 3rd prize: $100
Provided By: The Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
Eligibility: Anyone in U.S.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Apply Now: http://www.sps.com/poetry/
The Emerging Writer Awards
The Key West Literary Seminar is now offering three Emerging Writer Awards (The Marianne Russo Award, the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, and the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award). Poets and writers of any age who live in the United States and have not yet published a book with a major publisher are eligible to apply.Winners receive full tuition support for our January Seminar and Workshop Program, round-trip airfare, lodging, a $500 honorarium, and the opportunity to appear on stage during the Seminar. Runners-up for each award will also be offered financial assistance packages.
Provided By: Key West Literary Seminar
Award:$500 with other benefits
Eligibility: Poets and writers of any age who live in the United States
Deadline: June 30, 2017
2017 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize has been offered annually since 2014. Entries may be submitted from any place in the world and you don’t have to be a previously published poet to enter. All entrants must be 18 years of age or over when they enter the Prize.The winner will receive AUD$15,000. The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000
Provided By: The University of Canberra
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or over
Deadline: 30 June 2017.
2017 Autumn House Poetry Contest
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) offers three annual scholarships to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, festival, retreat, or residency. Three winners will each receive a $500 scholarship to attend a WC&C member program. The prizes are applied to fees for winners to attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Submissions are accepted between December 1 and March 30 of each year.
Provided By: Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Award:$500 each year
Eligibility: Emerging writers
Deadline: Each year between December 1 and March 30.
Apply Now: http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/poetry/
11th Annual National & Regional Poetry Competition
The Cultural Center of Cape Codis now offering the 11th Annual National & Regional Poetry Competition. A National Prize of $1000 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem that has not won 1st prize in any national competition. The program is open to all U.S. residents 18 years & older. A Regional Prize of $250 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem (that has not won 1st prize in any national competition) by an adult resident of Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard.
Provided By: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Award:$1000 and $250
Eligibility: All U.S. residents 18 years & older
Deadline: June 19, 2017.
The Norman Mailer Award Competition
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTC) is now offering five Award Competitions. These programs are open to full-time students enrolled in two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges. In each award- One winner will receive a cash award of $2,500 at a special award ceremony.
Provided By: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTC)
Course: Multiple courses
Eligibility: College students
Deadline: Applications will open on March 1, 2018.
Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship
The Poetry Foundation is excited to announce Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program for the candidates who are aged between 21 to 31 years. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens and must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2017. Five Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S.
Provided By: The Poetry Foundation
Award: $25,800 each.
Eligibility: Be U.S. citizens
Deadline: Submissions for the 2018 fellowships will open around March 1, 2018.
My Year in Poetry Scholarship Slam
Power Poetry is pleased to announce My Year in Poetry Scholarship Slam to a current or former high school student younger than 26 years old, who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. To be entering the contest, you must only submit a poem at scholarship slam and you can get a chance to win $1,000 scholarship.
Provided By: Power Poetry
Course: High school course
Eligibility: High school student
The Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award
The “USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences” is very glad to announce the “Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award”. The award is available to graduating seniors who intend to pursue a career in writing or have a creative writing major with an emphasis in poetry. Award amount may vary according to the provider.
Provided By: The “USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences”
Course: Degree course
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
Sydney University Literary Prize
Sydney University is proud to announce Literary Prize. Applicants who graduated from The University of Sydney within two years or less are eligible to apply. Winning candidates will receive financial help. The university will provide total $15,400 in 8 scholarships
Provided By: Sydney University
Course: Degree courses
Award: Total $15,400
Eligibility: Undergraduates and graduate students
The Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
Amy Lowell Organization is presenting an amazing scholarship named as Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. U.S. Citizens who are interested in poetry writing are welcomed to apply.Applications must be received by the firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart by October 15. Applications may be downloaded from the website at any time before October 15. Applications may be requested by email, regular mail, or telephone no later than October 1. The 2018-2019 Scholarship awards will be approximate $58,000
Provided By: Amy Lowell Organization
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens who are interested in poetry writing
Deadline: October 15
Princeton University Poetry Contest for High School Students
The Program in Creative Writing’s Princeton University Poetry Contest for High School Students recognizes outstanding work by student writers in the 11th grade. First Prize will be of $500, Second Prize will be of $250 and Third Prize of $100.
Provided By: Princeton University
Course: Multiple courses
Award: $850 total
Eligibility: High School Students
Apply Now: http://arts.princeton.edu/about/opportunities/high-school-contests/poetry-contest/
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