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Writers have the ability to shape our ideas and the world we live in. They have the chance to put their thoughts to paper (or maybe a computer screen) to live on for generations to come. If you aspire to be the next great American author, like Ernest Hemingway or Maya Angelou, you may be looking to pursue a degree in writing. Winning scholarships for writers shouldn’t be a novel idea, either. There are hundreds of essay contests for writers to put their skills to work for free college dollars. Be sure to check out these other great opportunities, too, in our directory of scholarships for writing majors.

Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Scholars Program

The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors, undergraduates, and returning or non-traditional students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and plan to pursue a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $10000 Awards:  109
Deadline:  April 30
2020

Unigo College Review Scholarship

This $1,000 Unigo College Review Scholarship is open to any applicant who is enrolled in college and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The applicant must register for a free online account with Unigo.com and submit an online review about his/her college.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Stop-Painting.com Essay Scholarships

This schoalrship is provided twice annually for graduate students and executive education students in the U.S. To apply, students must submit an essay about visual organization in the workplace.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 15
2020

Bounce Energy BE MORE Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students who are residents of Texas, or attend high school or college in Texas. Students must be under the age of 24 and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2020

Future Counselors of America Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in psychology and plan to seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and submit an essay on the psychology of online dating.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2020

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

This writing contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who submit an essay of 3,500 to 12,500 words addressing one or more of the topics listed at the website. The work must be have been produced to fulfill an undergraduate or graduate course or degree requirement, and may be submitted in English or in Spanish.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 1
2020

The Cover Guy Annual Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a college, university, or trade school in the United States or Canada. Students must submit an essay to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 1
2020

Phyliss J McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing

High School Seniors and Juniors are eligible to apply. Winners will be announced and prize money will be awarded on August 6th, 2020. Stories will be featured on company website and blog.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 23
2020

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2020 semester.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 31
2020

TheBestSchools.org Online Learning Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are enrolled in an online degree program (defined as taking 80 percent or more of courses online). Student must be at least 18 years of age and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2020