Writers’ Square Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$124

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Hakka Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 45 awards offered annually. There are 15 prizes awarded for each of the 3 submission sessions, 5 per division. Division 1 is grades 1-6; division 2 is grades 7-12; and division 3 is college.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled in first grade through twelfth grade, or be an undergraduate or graduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are in first grade through graduate school. Contest winners may be asked to attend the awards banquet in California at their own cost to receive their prize.

Application requirements for the Writers’ Square Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: A panel of judges will evaluate eligible essays for each session's Judges Winners in Round 1. These judges' scores will also be used to determine each division's Grand Prize winners in Round 2. Essays are judged on the following criteria: comprehension; organization; creativity; writing; and conclusion. The session 1 Judges Winners will be announced on April 30. The session 2 Judges Winners will be announced on July 30, 2019. The session 3 Judges Winners will be announced on Oct. 30, 2019. Voting will take place until 11:59 p.m. PDT on the essay submission deadline to determine audience favorite winners. Winners may receive an invitation to an Awards Banquet in the fall, if one is held, where they will receive trophies. Winners are responsible for their own travel costs. Trophies will not be mailed. Please note: Scholarship checks will be mailed to each winner after announcement of that session's winners.

Award Amount: Prizes are awarded as follows: first place in division 1, $500; first place in division 2, $700; first place in division 3, $1,000; second place in division 1, $300; second place in division 2, $500; second place in division 3, $700; third place in division 1, $200; third place in division 2, $300; third place in division 3, $500; honorable mention in division 1, $100; honorable mention in division 2, $200; honorable mention in division 3, $300.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $124.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Entry information is available on the Writers' Square website. To enter the competition, each student must write an essay on the current session's topic. Essays may be written in English or Chinese. Students may only submit one entry per session for each language. Essays submitted during one session may not be submitted in subsequent sessions. Word limits are as follows: first through sixth grade students, 500 words; seventh through twelfth grade students, 1,000 words; undergraduate and graduate students, 1,500 words. Each student must complete an online entry form. The session 1 entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Jan. 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on March 31. The session 2 entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Apr. 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Jun. 30. The session 3 entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Jul. 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sept. 30.
Contact: Jessie Fan
Address: P.O. Box 662124 Arcadia, California 91066

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