Poetry Scholarships

Do you enjoy poetry? There is a growing list of scholarships and contests for students who enjoy poetry. All you have to do is submit your own poems. Some have specific requirements while others allow you to submit your favorite piece of original poetry.

Fight the Fear Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years of age or younger who are current or former high school students who will be attending or is attending college in the U.S. Applicant must submit a poem on the following question: “How did you overcome one of your fears, and what did you learn from the experience?”

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 21, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Frame My Future Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must share how they envision their future. Student can choose to share through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design – as long as it is an original creation.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Sponsor: Poetry Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Program is open to individuals who are at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age, Applicant must submit ten pages of poems.

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
Sponsor: 1800wheelchair.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit a “visual poem,” in a style of their choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must share their random or non-random acts of kindness by creating a video, poem, story, drawing, photograph, or anything else that captures one of their acts of kindness.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle and high school students from around the world between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Applicant must focus on this year theme of “Presence of Future” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme. In addition to the general contest, there is a hometown award open to students from Boston, Massachusetts.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

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