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VWC College Scholarship Competition

  • 02/13/2016
  • 05/01/2016
  • (All applications must be mailed.)


The Virginia Writers Club announces the 2016 College Scholarship Competition

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. Since scholarship fundraising is an ongoing VWC activity, the Board of Governors (BOG) determines the number and amount of annual scholarships based on available funds at their February BOG meeting.

For 2016, there will be a single $1,000 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. 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 2016 essay topic is:

“Looking at the current trends, how do you foresee the future as it relates to written works, and how will this affect you as a writer?”

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 May 1. For more information contact Fred Fanning, Chairperson of the VWC Scholarship Committee by phone: (540) 424-9190 or by email: fanningf@verizon.net

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