The Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship
Excellence in Writing
"We'll be assured of having more ideas and thoughts to exchange with others than we ever dreamed possible." ~ PJM
Learncurious is proud to introduce the first annual competition for the Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing.
Scholarship Contest Details:
Entries will be accepted until July 23rd, 2020. On August 6th, 2020, a grand prize scholarship winner ($1,000) and two runners up ($50) will be announced, and (pending author approval) their stories will be featured on the Learncurious website and blog. Entrants must be high school juniors or seniors to win. Complete rules & details can be found here.
Please submit responses using the form below. Thank you for honoring Phyliss's love for the written word.
Best of luck!
Printable PDF: Rules, Details, & Prompts
In 3000 words or fewer, respond to one of the following prompts:
NARRATIVE: Tell a story about someone coping with loss or taking a leap of faith.
META: Describe a major turning point in your evolution as a writer.
WACKY: Complete the 20 Mad-Lib-style fill-in-the-blanks below, then craft a story that includes each of your chosen words at least once.
____ (singular noun)
____ (item found on a nature hike)
____ (positive personality trait)
____ (action verb)
____ (number between 1934-2019)
____ (type of food)
____ (plural noun)
____ (verb ending in -ing)
____ (mode of transportation)
____ (plural noun that ends with an apostrophe)
____ (TV show)
____ (random word you like the sound of)
____ (article of clothing)
____ (something comforting)
The 2020 scholarship contest entry window has closed. Thank you to all those who've entered!