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.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Sponsor: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to people of all ages. Contestants must submit a poem or poems that explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. There is no entry fee for youth 12 years of age or under.

Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 11, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current and former high school students who are under the age of 25. Applicant must submit an original poem on, “What is something that poetry has taught you?”

Junior Poet’s Contest
Sponsor: The Critical Pass Review
Amount: $100
Closing Date: September 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. Contestant can group up to three poems to be considered for the contest.

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