The Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing

The Learncurious is glad to invite applications for the first annual competition for the Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing. Students from all nationals are eligible to apply. They must students at high school level. To apply, students must write an essay on the defined topic. The following deadline is 23 July 2020.

Scholarship Description
Learncurious is proud to introduce the first annual competition for the Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing. 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 high school juniors or seniors to win.

Award Value
The grand prize scholarship winner ($1,000) and two runners up ($50).

Level and Area of Studies
High school level in any field.

Place of study
At any institution around the world.

Eligibility and Requirement
The primary requirements of this scholarship that entrants must be high school juniors or seniors to win.

Application Instruction
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.

Submission Deadline
23 July 2020.

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