Writing Scholarships

Good writing ability is a common trait of most students. It is important to be able to communicate well in writing to get past tests like SAT, ACT, etc or to just pass the college application process. Good writing skills can also be used to acquire writing scholarships that are offered to people who can demonstrate a certain degree of proficiency in written language. It could be a misconception that because most people are able to write well so it can be rather difficult to acquire a writing scholarship. The reality is that there are not many people out there who bother to write well enough to be worthy of winning a writing scholarship. This means that any person who is able to write well or is aware of all the intricacies of written language and written communication can easily beat throngs of competitors to win a writing scholarship. Let us take a look at some of the writing scholarship opportunities that are available.

The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship is offered to students who are interested in becoming science journalists. The clearest objective of this scholarship is to promote science reporters and to increase the number of people who bring the wonderful world of science to the common man’s mental level.

The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge by the B’nai B;rith International offers an amount of $5,000 to candidates who write an illustrate a children’s book. The main objectives of this organization are to promote tolerance and equality regardless of age, sex, creed, race, religion, nationality, etc.

The Excellence in Writing Competition, awards 9 scholarships annually worth $1,500 to juniors and seniors of a central Texas high school. This scholarship is available to residents of Texas only and the candidates are required to write an editorial or draw an editorial cartoon about a topic available at http://nieonline.com/austin/specialsdetails.cfm?feature=scholarship

The New York Financial Writer’s Association Scholarship is for residents of the New York Metropolitan area. It is offered to students who plan to pursue a career in financial or business journalism. The application forms are made available in the departments of educational institutions or are downloadable from http://www.nyfwa.org.

These were some of the options that could be considered when applying for writing scholarships. It is a good idea to get hold of a good knowledge or grammar before attempting to win a writing scholarship. Other skills include vocabulary and spellings. Further opportunities can be researched from the internet.