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.

Frame My Future Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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 2018-2019 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.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 25, 2018
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, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
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.

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
Sponsor: 1800wheelchair.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit a “visual poem,” in a style of their choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge.

#ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Patterson Law Group
Amount: $2,108
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas full-time students, entering or attending an accredited university or law school in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a video, short writing (three paragraphs or less) or poem, or photo or graphic on a subject related to reduce the number of truck accidents due to distracted driving in Texas.

Narrative Prize
Sponsor: Narrative
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to anyone with a talent for writing. Contestant can submit a short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction.

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