|High school authors, poets, essayists, and journalists: Scholarships are waiting for you!|
|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.