The power of creative writing is all in the hands of the author. Authors, through their writings, can express their truth in beautifully diverse ways. You are the creator of mental images, emotional impressions, whole new worlds crafted by words.
I myself am an artist and writer. Before my mother passed away, I illustrated a children’s book she wrote after obtaining another college degree in creative writing at the age of 73 from Metro State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As a writer, as a creator, the world is yours. In memory of my mother and to encourage other students to reach their full potential in creative writing, the Patricia Lea Olson Creative Writing Scholarship exists and will be awarded to one student who is currently enrolled in creative writing studies.
To apply, please write a short essay, explaining why you’re studying creative writing. Tell us what your goals, hopes, and dreams are for your future in creative writing, and how you hope to affect others with your words.
Why are you studying creative writing? What are your goals, hopes, and dreams for yourself? How do you wish to affect others through creative writing?
The application deadline is Dec 8, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 8, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,100.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 8, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.