5 Best Essay Writing Scholarships

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 10:09 AM

By Ronald Kessler

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If you have honed your writing skills in high school, you will be at an advantage in your hunt for college scholarships. A brilliant writer can easily fund their education by winning an essay scholarship contest. Though many college scholarships take into consideration your GPA, there are many others that largely consider your writing skills. From poetry, creative writing, essay writing, to journalistic pieces, you can choose from a wide array of contests that match your passion, interest, and abilities.

The application process for essay scholarships is pretty much the same as any other scholarship. You need to fill out an application form, meet all the necessary requirements, and submit your application before the specified deadline.

Listed below are some essay writing scholarships that you may be interested in.

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Expressing your unique views on democracy can help you win the youth essay writing contest sponsored by VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). If
you are good writing about space travel and other related topics, then the SPAACSE Scholarship program may be ideal for you.

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he Legacy of Life essay contest offers high school students in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland, the opportunity to win a scholarship for college by expressing their views on organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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Native American High School students can apply for The Young Native Writers Essay Contest and write about critical issues impacting their tribal communities today. Another contest that helps high school students in central Texas is The Excellence in Writing Competition. It is a scholarship provided by the Austin American-Statesman.

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California high school students can take up The Matters of Life and Death Writing Contest. It helps them pay for their college education and also gain knowledge on issues relating to aid to help terminally ill patients live their last days in comfort and dignity.

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New York City area students looking for a career in the field of financial and business journalism can apply for the New York Financial Writers' Association Scholarship.
 


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