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Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Announces Writing Scholarship

Are you an aspiring author planning to attend Belhaven University in the fall? If so, we have some important scholarship info for you!

On January 23rd, the author of the New York Times bestselling novels On The Come Up and The Hate U Give announced that she would be partnering with her alma mater, Belhaven University to establish the Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship.

This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen who want to major in Creative Writing. One talented and lucky freshman will receive a full- ride scholarship that covers tuition and room and board for four years at Belhaven University. Yes, FOUR YEARS!

Other equally qualified  applicants will be able to receive some scholarship money. 

To qualify, you must be an incoming freshman that applied to the university, been admitted, , declared Creative Writing as your major, and completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Submit twelve to fifteen pages of your best creative writing from the following genres: poetry, fiction, scripts, and creative nonfiction. 
  2. Write a two to three page essay answering the following prompt: What are three things you would most like others to know about you and your community? Include examples that help the reader get to know you and your community.
  3. Add a cover letter with your name, address, email address, telephone number, name of high school, and how you heard about the Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship.
  4. Complete an application for admission to Belhaven University.
  5. Complete the FAFSA with code 002397.
  6. Send completed applications to the Office of Admission at [email protected]

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY AND GET STARTED NOW!!! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1ST, 2020!!! 

If you have any questions about the scholarship and the requirements, refer to the link down below.

https://www.belhaven.edu/academics/Creative_writing/scholarship.htm 

Good luck!!!

 

By Jada Daniel, Beloit College, Freshman

Twitter: @tgijadaaaa

 

Written by Jada Daniel

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