Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
- Bachelor, Course
- 23 July 2020
Entries will be accepted until July 23rd, 2020. On August 6th, 2020, a grand prize scholarship winner ($1,000) and two runners up ($50) will be announced, and (pending author approval) their stories will be featured on the Learncurious website and blog. Entrants must be current or rising (2020-2021) high school juniors or seniors to win.
In 3000 words or fewer, respond to one of the following prompts:
- NARRATIVE: Tell a story about someone coping with loss or taking a leap of faith.
- META: Describe a major turning point in your evolution as a writer.
- WACKY: Complete the 20 Mad-Lib-style fill-in-the-blanks below, then craft a story that includes each of your chosen words at least once.
____ (singular noun)
____ (item found on a nature hike)
____ (positive personality trait)
____ (action verb)
____ (number between 1934-2019)
____ (type of food)
____ (plural noun)
____ (verb ending in -ing)
____ (mode of transportation)
____ (plural noun that ends with an apostrophe)
____ (TV show)
____ (random word you like the sound of)
____ (article of clothing)
____ (something comforting)
Entrants must be current or rising (2020-2021) high school juniors or seniors to win. US citizens and international students are welcome to apply.
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On August 6th, 2020, a grand prize scholarship winner ($1,000) and two runners up ($50) will be announced, and (pending author approval) their stories will be featured on the Learncurious website and blog. Prize money is intended to help with college application costs, test-taking fees, college visits, or first-year college expenses.
Please apply using the submission form on our website.
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