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Essay /Writing Scholarships


Scholarship

Brief description / requirements

Website



Amount

Deadline

October











AES Essay Contest

Not just engineers- general essay prompt

500-1000 words

Grade 12



www.aesengineers.com

Past prompt:

Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate.




$500

October 6, 2017

November











Elks National Foundation

2013 Most Valuable Student Scholarship



www.elks.org/enf/scholars/scholarships/mvs .cfm

$1000-15,000

November 27, 2017

VFW Voice of Democracy

3-5 min audio essay

Grades 9-12


https://www.vfw.org/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Student-Entry-Form-and-Brochure.pdf?la=en


$1000 – 30,000

October 31, 2017

Bennington Young Writers Competition

Poetry, fiction ( short story, 1 act play ) , nonfiction

Grades 10-12


bennington.edu/youngwriters

competition.aspx



Ist $500

2nd $250



November 1, 2017

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Bill of Rights Institute

Grades 9-12


http://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

Essay topic: To what extent in the U.S. does the government have the duty to monitor internet content?



$500-5000

February 5, 2018

Free Speech Essay Contest

FIRE- Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

800-1000 words

Grades 11-12



www.thefire.org


$500-10,000

December 31, 2017













December











Healthy Lifestyles

Essay Scholarship

Grade 12


3.0 GPA


https://www.organicnewsroom.com/scholarship/

800-1200 word essay on the impact of nutrition, diet, exercise and/or alternative therapies on personal health



$1,000

December 1, 2017













American Legion Oratorical Contest

8-10 min speech+

3-5 min assigned topic

Grades 9-12




http://www.orlegion.org/oratorical.html

Speech aspect of the U.S. Constitution, emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government




Top prize $18,000 - national winner, multiple levels of prizes


First contest, the local “Post”, happens in December!

Music Student Scholarship Essay Contest

SBO Magazine

Member of band/orchestra

Essay: 250 words

Grades 9-12


http://www.sbomagazine.com/essay-contest/

“What would you say to your fellow classmates who are not in the music program - why should they be?”



$1000


December 31, 2017













January











Optimist International

Essay/Oratorical

Contests

Essay: 700-800 words

Grades 9-12


http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm

“Can society function without respect?”



$2500

Early February, 2018 - email “programs@optimist.org for local club contact

Young Playwrights Inc National Playwriting Competition

Grades 9-12



https://www.dramatistsguild.com/event/young-playwrights-inc-national-playwriting-competition/

10 national winners

January 1, 2018

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

1000 words

Grades 9-12


https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year JFK was born.



Multiple $500 prizes, Second prize of $1000 and top prize of $10,000 for winner

+ trip to Kennedy Library



January 4, 2018

Scholastic Writing and Arts Awards

11 writing categories

$5 /submission

Grades 9-12




www.artandwriting.org

Categories: critical essay, dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, journalism, novel writing, personal essay/memoir, persuasive writing, poetry, short story, portfolio ( seniors only $ 20 )



Regional: Key award; National:

Metal



Varies: December 2017 through January 2018


Letters About Literature

Center for the Book- Library of Congress

writing contest; Grades 9-12


http://www.read.gov/letters/

Readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, about how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves.   See website for guidelines.



State Winners

$50-100;


National Winners $1000

December 9, 2017













NHS Scholarship Program

Grade 12 NHS members




https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship?SSO=true

475 national semifinalists - $2,850 scholarship

24 national finalists - $5,150 scholarship

1 national winner - $22,650 scholarship

Opens October, lots of deadlines beginning January 30 to submit student application and recommendations. See website!

Association for Women in Math Essay Contest

500-1000 words

Grades 9-12


awmath/programs/essay-contest/

contest-rules

Essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career


Prize + essay published online at the AWM web site.

January 31, 2018













February











United States Institute of Peace Essay Contest

Grades 9-12

1,000-1250 word essay


https://www.usip.org/public-education/students/AFSAEssayContest

Why Diplomacy and Peace Building matter



$2,500, trip to Washington D.C. and Semester at Sea

February - March 2018, consult website




OSAC –Scholarships

Oregon Student Access Commission :



1 application

400 scholarships

*Some require essays*



oregonstudentaid.gov/

scholarships.aspx

osac.state.or.us/listscholarships.aspx


$500 for

Early Bird registration


Scholarship amounts vary

2/15 early bird deadline, 3/1 final.




Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Essay Contest

Chinese ancestry

Grades 9-12


http://www.cacanational.org/htmlPages/education_national_essay.html

Contact Portland host to register- see website for details -

Timed essay contest- 2 hours to write 500 word essay on day of contest ( in March )


$100-1000

( national )

Also local prizes


Feb. check back in fall/winter for details on March contest!

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

Grade 12



www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Prompt: How did you promote vegetarianism in high school + community, in college and beyond.

See website for more details.



One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000

February 20, 2018

March






















Engineer Essay Contest

Boys and Girls

Max 1500 words

Grades 9-12




www.engineergirl.org

investigate an infrastructure system in your community - suggest improvements



$100-500

Feb 1, 2018

Oregon Collectors Association

Hasson-Newman Memorial Scholarship

1000-1500 words

Grade 12


https://www.facebook.com/notes/hasson-newman-memorial-scholarship/how-to-apply/1852366351706410/

Prompt: Credit in The 21st Century



$1000-3000

March 1, 2018

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest

Level 1: Grade 9

250-1000 words

Level 2: Grades 10-12

250-1500 words


http://www.kaplunfoundation.org/upload/essay.html

Lever 1 ( Grade 9 ): My favorite Jewish hero or heroine . . .

Level 2 ( Grades 10-12 ): The influence of the Hebrew Bible . . .


$750-1800

March 1, 2018

Greenfield Peace

Writing Contest

  • Essays, poems or fiction - max 600 words

  • Grades 11 and 12




www.oregonpsr.org

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility



2017 Prompt: How would you solve the public health crisis of gun violence? 2018 Prompt TBD.


$500-1000

Plus 1 year membership in Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility



March 2018

























DNA Day Essay Contest

American Society of Human Genetics

750 word essay

Grades 9-12




http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml

2018 prompt: Do you think medical professionals should be required to be involved for all genetic testing or should consumers have direct access to predictive genetic testing? In defending your answer, use at least one disorder to explore the implications of involving, and not involving a medical professional such as a genetic counselor.

$100-1000

March 9, 2018





































National WWII Museum Online Essay Contest

Max 1000 words

Accept first 500 entries; Grades 9-12


https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/school-programs/essay-contest/high-school


$500-1000

December 29, 2017

April











NW EEO Alyce Marcus Scholarship

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Association

GPA 2.75+

Grade 12


www.nweeo.org/

scholarship_application.php

Explain how your background, experiences, or community involvement up until now and your plans for the future help promote diversity acceptance


$1000

to senior in Portland Metropolitan area



April 2014, check back in fall/winter for details













Annual Signet Classics Student

Scholarship Essay Contest

Essay: 2-3 pages

Submitted by English teacher

Grades 11-12




http://www.us.penguingroup.com

/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html



2018 book: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

See website for essay questions -

Pick one of the 5 topics.


$1000

April 2018

Harry S. Chandler Memorial Scholarship

Oregon Southwest

Industry Liaison Group- labor law

See counselor before applying

Only 3 candidates selected from each school

Grade 12



www.oswilg.org/scholarship_13.html

OSWILG: committed to working towards equality in the workplace –OOEC

2 page essay: “How diversity has influenced my life and the role it will play in achieving my education goals”


$1000 to

Multnomah

County

senior


April 2018

Humanists of Greater Portland Scholarship Essay Contest

750- 1000 words

GPA 3.0+ Grade 12


www.portlandhumanists.org

2017 topic: How does one develop a moral compass without religion or dogma



$3000

April 2018

The National Student Poetry Contest ( The America Library of Poetry )

Grades 9-12



www.libraryofpoetry.com

poem no longer than 20 lines- any subject




$500 plus random drawings for laptop computers

April 30, 2018













May























National History Day/

Local partner: Oregon

Historical Society

Essay( 1500-2500 words ), web site design , documentary ( 10 mins limit ) , exhibit perform.

Grades 9-12 senior division


http://www.nhd.org/how-enter-contest

State coordinator : Kristen Pilgrim, Oregon Historical Society



2018 Theme: Conflict and Compromise in History

National level:

$250-1000



April 22, 2018

June



































Abbott and Fenner Annual Award Essay

500-100 words

Grades 11-12


http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php
Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.




$1000

June 14, 2018















Scholarship List September 11, 2017

College and Career Center



U.S. Grant High School 2245 NE 36th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212 503-916-5160


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