2021 College Scholarship Program

VWC Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to Jacob Tisdale of Martinsburg, Virginia, this year's winner of the $2,000 scholarship. Jacob will be attending University of Virginia to study Media Studies. 

In keeping with the Club’s vision to foster the art, craft, business and advocacy of the literary arts, the Virginia Writers Club (VWC) awards no less than one college scholarship each academic year. 

For 2021, there will be a single $2,000 College Scholarship Award to be presented by August 1, payable to the college in the awardee's name.

The following Virginia residents are eligible to compete for the VWC College Scholarship(s): 

High School Students - Applicant must currently be a high school or a home-schooled senior who will be enrolled at an accredited college or university during the next academic year and studying a field related to writing (English, journalism, creative writing, etc.) Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

College Students - Applicant must be a college/university freshman who has a writing-related major (i.e., English, Journalism, etc.) Freshmen who are former VWC High School Scholarship awardees are also eligible. Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Included in the scholarship requirements is an assigned essay topic. 

The 2021 essay topic is as follows:

Tell about what first inspired you to study the field related to writing you have chosen.

For information on formatting requirements for the essay and additional information needed for the application process, please download and view the following document:


The scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2021. All applications must be received by email before midnight at the end of June 30, 2021. 

For more information contact Charles Tabb, Chairperson of the VWC Centennial Scholarship Committee, by email at ctabb919@gmail.com.

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