The Best Writing Scholarships of 2023

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Bob Eddy Scholarship Program

💰Top award: $2,500 to 1 recipient

To apply for this scholarship, students must be enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut or be a Connecticut resident enrolled in university in any state or country. Applications should include a 500-word essay about a current event that captured your interest, how you stayed informed, etc.

Organization: The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation.

Deadline: April 01, 2024.

Additional awards: 1 second place prize of $1,500, 2 third place prizes of $1,000 each.

Categories: Journalism.

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CBC Spouses Essay Contest

💰Top award: $1,500 to 1 recipient

Each year, qualified African-American and Black junior and senior high school students participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and are asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion.

Organization: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Deadline: May 04, 2024.

Additional awards: $1,000 for second place, $750 for third place, invitation to awards ceremony in Washington, D.C..

Categories: Personal Essay and Critical Essay.

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