Scholarships in Writing

Ruffin Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 9; February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) who is majoring in english, foreign language, history, linguistics, or writing.


HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university in the United Stats, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands majoring in the arts, including but not limited to media, film, performing arts, communications, or writing. Program will begin as of fall 2009.


Harry and Arlene Bohr Scholarship Fund

Award: $50,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Blackford County planning to pursue post secondary education in composition, creative writing, english, journalism, or other writing-related fields.


Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Washington High School who plans to pursue a two- or four-year college or vocational school degree in computer animation, computer art design, computer game design, computer graphics, or writing (literature, not journalism) at an accredited institution.


Tampa Writing Scholars

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a new entering student (fall term entry only) with a minimum 3.2 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100 (composite ACT score of 24). Applicant must plan to major in English and writing and join the staff of a University of Tampa student publication. Exceptional potential for achievement in English or writing is required to be demonstrated.


Haddy Harrington Memorial Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: March 3

Applicant must be a graduate from a Henderson County high school who plans to continue their education and study art or writing. Financial need is required.


Collegiate Journalism Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 5

Applicant must be a college student with an interest in journalism who has been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or online.


Creative Writing Award

Award: $3,500, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must submit one of the following choices: Five poems, two short stories, a chapter from a novel, two personal essays, and/or three examples of literary journalism. Must apply by November 15 and indicate interest in award.


Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior of the Laguna Beach Unified School District or Santa Ana Unified School District who plans to attend an accredited college/university majoring in writing or music. Financial need must be demonstrated. Essay required.