In its ongoing mission to advance poetry, foster greater appreciation for the creative arts, and support emerging writers and poets, Poets United is currently seeking applications for its Robin Denise Williams Memorial Writing Scholarship for 2022.
The program is open to students 17 years (high school Junior/Seniors)
Adults 18 years or older (college Freshman-Seniors)
Majoring in (or pursuing) a degree in journalism, marketing, poetry or a related field.
A 1X scholarship of $400.00 will be awarded to one selected male OR female.
Funds may be used toward:
- Tuition-related expenses
- Website creation
- Computer Equipment or upgrade
Students must have a 3.0 G.P.A. and complete an essay on a designated topic by the deadline date.
2022 TOPICS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC SHAPED YOUR FUTURE CAREER GOALS AND WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN TO ACHIEVE THEM?
HOW CAN WRITERS USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY TO “MAKE FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE“?
IF YOU COULD INTERVIEW ONE FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Applicants must choose one of the above topics and create a 250-500 word essay. Relevant poems on these topics are also acceptable.
Essays and poems will be judged on creativity, originality and content.
Download application HERE
Send all submissions to: Coffeejens@gmail.com.
There is no fee required to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Applications must be received by February 15, 2022.
Winners will be notified by March 1, 2022. Funds will be disbursed by PayPal or certified check.
ABOUT ROBIN DENISE WILLIAMS…
Robin Denise Williams dedicated her life to public service.
For many years she taught English and Creative Writing at Hubbard Highschool.
She was a talented, published writer who mentored to students and friends. Williams was a great supporter of the arts and of Poets United.
She touched the lives of many.