Writing With a Purpose Scholarship

Funded by
Carl Lamarre
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$1,605
2 winners
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 2, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
4
Contributions

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” - Arthur Schopenhauer

In such a socially dynamic world, thoughtful journalism is essential to develop an inclusive society.

The most passionate journalists, especially those who’ve witnessed various modern inequities first hand, see their writing as a mechanism of hope for people across the globe. True journalism is an art form, one that requires countless hours of thought, observation, and introspection to produce work that matters. 

The Writing With a Purpose Scholarship exists to inject hope and encouragement into African American college students looking to break into the field of journalism. The winner will receive a $1,000 award, and the runner up will receive a $500 award.

You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate African American student looking to get into journalism. 

To apply, from a journalist’s perspective, please conduct a short case study on yourself. Describe a defining moment in your life and highlight its significance for your audience in this journalistic case study.

It’s a plus if students are first-generation, are journalism majors, have volunteering experience, and have a creative writing portfolio.

Journalism
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Purpose, Intent, Ambition
$1,605
2 winners
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 2, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
4
Contributions

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

From a journalist's perspective, please conduct a short case study on yourself. Describe a defining moment in your life and highlight its significance for your audience in this journalistic case study.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 2, 2021.