October 10, 2008, Newsletter Issue #137: High Schools Seniors May Apply for the Ouida Dickey Scholarship for Creative Writing

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High school seniors who are active members of their local National Creative Society chapter may apply for the Ouida Dickey Scholarship for Creative Writing. This scholarship program was established in 2006 to provide higher education assistance and recognition for high school seniors with promise in creative writing.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. In order to be considered for one of these annual creative writing scholarships, valued at $1,000, students must complete the scholarship application process, which is detailed at creativesociety.org.

Applicants will be required to submit an application form, verification of membership in the National Creative society, an essay on a specified topic, and supporting documentation that demonstrates extraordinary creative writing talent. Supporting documentation must be original poetry or prose. Additionally, scholarship winners will be required to demonstrate proof of enrollment in and accredited college or university prior to disbursement of funds.

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