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.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 22, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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 2020-2021 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, 2021
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.

Readability Scholarship
Sponsor: Readability
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an original children’s story (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry).

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