High school authors, poets, essayists, Journalist Scholarships

High school authors, poets, essayists, and journalists: Scholarships are waiting for you!
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The National Writers Series, in partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, is on the hunt for this year’s best writing from student authors in the Grand Traverse area.
Even better: we’re rewarding that wonderful writing with four $1,000 scholarships.
If you know an 11th or 12th grader that’s passionate about writing, it’s time to put pen to paper! We’re looking for students to submit a poem, short story, essay, or piece of journalism. To date, $52,000 has been awarded to 34 students.
Maybe your student writer is next?
Submissions will be accepted through March 1 at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation website.
Eligible writers must have a permanent address in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau counties and be an 11th- or 12th-grader during the 2020/21 school year. We’ve named our scholarships in honor of the late Bill Montgomery (fiction); Bob and Marcy Branski (poetry), Leslie Lee (nonfiction), and the late Judith Lang (journalism). 
Scholarship winners will also get one more feather in their cap — all winning pieces will be showcased in the 2021 NWS Literary Journal, making them published writers before their first day of college.
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Our Members

Organizations

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Traverse City Dance Project

Twisted Fish Gallery

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Individuals

Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

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