Inspired Scribble Creative Writing Scholarship
Organized by: Kristen Dalton
EVENT DATE Jun 01, 2016
Inspired Scribble encourages people to live greater stories through the creative spirit. In 2012, founder Kristen Dalton started the Inspired Scribble creative writing scholarship at her alma mater, Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, NJ. The annual scholarship awards $500 to a student enrolled in the AP Humanities class, a class that had a profound impact on Kristen's writing, critical thinking, and creative self-expression. This is her way of honoring the craft of creative writing, and paying it forward to the next generation of students willing to write their lives.
Now, in its fifth year, we are looking to double the scholarship. Our goal is to award a student with a $1,000 scholarship, half of which will be funded with your help! This year's writing prompt is called "Belief Beyond Measure" and challenges students to write a nonfiction piece about a time where they didn't feel they measured up to pre-defined standards, or to those competing for the same things: accomplishment, recognition, a sense of worthiness, or a desire to belong and be liked. A fear of failure might creep in or doubt may begin to cloud their judgement of their abilities.
Whether it is school, sports, work, a club or organization, or even art, there will always be goals and milestones to achieve, a project to complete, a degree to obtain, a graduation to celebrate or a promotion to win. But what if a belief in oneself was beyond any established measure? This year's writing prompt challenges students to explore the self-narrative they believe in despite these pressures to succeed. How do they find the courage to believe in themselves beyond the doubt? What are the things they are not willing to compromise on? And what are the results of believing in the things they knew to be true about themselves?
This scholarship will help support the winner's transition to college, and any associated expenses. Thank you so much for your consideration and support. For more information, please visit www.inspiredscribble.com.