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Once Upon a #BookTok Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 15, 2024
Education Level
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The Once Upon a #BookTok scholarship is crafted to recognize and support students who have been influenced by this digital literary movement. In a time largely dominated by screens and digital content, there is a thriving community of people all over the world who have committed to reading more books and building community around that.

Whether you've discovered a hidden gem through a recommendation you found on #BookTok, engaged in debates about character arcs, or found comfort in a story that was trending on the platform, #BookTok has undeniably shaped the reading journeys of many.

We invite you to dive deep into books that gained traction on #BookTok to create your ideal bookshelf. Whether you're a casual reader or an avid bookworm, if #BookTok has impacted your literary choices, we want to hear your insight.

If you need some help getting started, here are some things to consider when writing your response: As you build your ideal bookshelf, consider plots, characters, themes, and writing style. Reflect on which elements might have struck a chord with you and the #BookTok community. Was it a character's relatability, a captivating plot twist, or perhaps a universal theme? Do you have a personal connection to this book? Share your experiences, emotions, and any changes in perspective the book might have inspired. Dive into how #BookTok amplified the book's message. Were there unique video trends or challenges that further propelled its popularity?

Students from all educational backgrounds are welcome to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship operates on a rolling deadline. However, the sooner you submit your application, the higher your chances of being considered. Don't hesitate—apply now and move one step closer to seizing this unique opportunity!

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Rolling Deadline. This scholarship has rolling monthly application deadlines. Students applying earlier will have a greater chance of winning. It'll be awarded on August 15, 2024.
Published August 22, 2023
Essay Topic

Describe your ideal bookshelf inspired by #BookTok recommendations. Which titles are must-haves, and how have those titles impacted the #BookTok community?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 15, 2024.